Suspect leads police officers on high-speed chase


PHILIPPI — A Maryland man is in custody after he allegedly led authorities on a high-speed chase that began in Barbour County and ended in Maryland Friday afternoon.

Jared Burgoyne, 22, of Cumberland, Maryland, was being served a felony warrant for possession with intent to deliver when he jumped off the second floor balcony of Kincaid Residence Hall located on the campus of Alderson Broaddus University in Philippi, according to information released by the Barbour County Sheriff’s Department.

Burgoyne made it to his white Ford Edge and the Philippi Police Department alerted all other units the suspect was fleeing. Members of the Barbour County Sheriff’s Department and West Virginia State Police began their pursuit of the suspect, which led through Taylor, Monongalia and Preston counties, police said.

The pursuit reached speeds of 90-plus miles per hour but was terminated due to inclement road conditions, according to police. Members of the Allegany Sheriff’s Department and Cumberland Police Department in Maryland were able to apprehend the suspect after being alerted of the felony warrants and pursuit by the Barbour County 911 Center and Preston County 911 Center.

They were assisted by the Maryland State Police and Allegany County Narcotics Task Force.

Burgoyne was transfered to the Allegany County Detention Center, according to information released by the Allegany County Sheriff’s Department.

He is facing charges of two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, fleeing and eluding, speeding, speeding greater than reasonable, negligent driving, three counts of hit and run and numerous other traffic offenses.

Burgoyne was arrested last Wednesday following a traffic stop by the Cumberland Police, according to an article published in the Cumberland Times-News.

The CPD allegedly seized more than 300 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Burgoyne was charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance and related charges before he was granted pre-trial release after posting $1,500 bond.


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