High-speed chase lands man in jail

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 24, 2002

A Cleveland man remains in jail under a $250,000 cash bond after leading police on a chase through three states over the weekend.

Terrence Hughes, 57, of Cleveland, was arrested Friday by Lawrence County Sheriff's Deputy Wesley Collins. He was charged with felonious assault, three counts of possessing a weapon under disability, having a firearm in his vehicle, possession of criminal tools, and three counts of carrying concealed weapons.

Kenova, W.Va., police began pursuit of Hughes' vehicle after officers saw him using duct tape to conceal the license plate on his Chevy Cavalier.

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Hughes allegedly led the officers into Kentucky, back into West Virginia, and then into Ohio where sheriff's deputies and officers with both the Chesapeake and South Point police departments were waiting.

Ohio authorities tried to stop Hughes at the exit ramp of the 17th Street Bridge using a squad car to block his route.

Hughes allegedly tried to ram the car before he attempted to flee on foot.

During a search of Hughes' vehicle, authorities found a loaded pistol, two tasers, 16 pairs of handcuffs, two police scanners, a black face mask, rolls of duct tape and a cassette player.

When authorities listened to the cassette in the player, the suspect was allegedly heard logging in with someone and giving them information on the number of police officers working and other information about law enforcement activities.

Hughes appeared Monday morning before Lawrence County Municipal Judge Donald Capper, who set a preliminary hearing for Friday.