A Randolph County man was arrested following a police pursuit in Elkins on Saturday, December 15.
According to the Elkins Police Department, officers were traveling on First Street in Elkins when they passed a red Dodge Durango and positively identified the driver as Jack Carr Jr., 27, of Elkins. Officers said they knew that Carr currently had an active warrant for a third offense of shoplifting.
Officers said they then turned their vehicle around, caught up to Carr on Eleventh Street and initiated their emergency lights and sirens. Carr continued to travel down Eleventh Street, disregarding officers’ sirens and emergency lights until he turned into a McDonald’s parking lot where his vehicle came to stop, police said.
Officers said they instructed Carr to show them his hands and assisted him out of the vehicle and onto the ground. According to police, they then placed hand restraints on Carr and told him that he was under arrest. Officers said that Carr showed resistance while being placed into hand restraints.
At this time, officers said they began to search Carr’s vehicle. According to police, officers found a gray case in the vehicle’s center console that contained a pill known as Buprenorphine. Officers also said they found a clear plastic bag that contained a white crystal-like substance consistent with methamphetamine, along with another clear plastic bag with white residue on the inside.
Officers said they also recovered three glass smoking devices in the vehicle. Officers also said that while he was in the police cruiser, he stated multiple times “I have one mile till I have to pull over.”
Regarding the shoplifting warrant that was active for Carr, deputies with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office said they responded to the Sheetz located on Beverly Pike in Elkins on Thursday, December 13 in reference to shoplifting. Upon arrival on scene, deputies were shown video footage from November 29, 2018 that showed Carr shoplifting what was believed at the time to be a phone charger.
Deputies said that after reviewing the footage, it was determined that Carr can be seen taking a stereo audio cable that costed $12.99 and concealed it in his pocket. Deputes said that after reviewing Carr’s criminal history, it was found that he was convicted of a first offense of shoplifting on January, 10 2018 and a second offense of shoplifting on July 24, 2018.
Carr has been charged with obstructing an officer, fleeing in a vehicle, possession of a controlled substance and shoplifting (third offense).