At approximately 2 a.m., the officer was on patrol near the area of Fourth Ave. and State Street in Gallipolis, when the officer noticed a vehicle driving westbound on State Street at a high rate of speed. The officer activated his lights and pulled behind the black Chevrolet pickup, however, the vehicle accelerated and continued driving west. The officer activated his siren and followed the vehicle approximately half a block before the vehicle turned right and drove behind a residence and parked in the grass.
The male driver, later identified as Randall S. Cummons, 39, exited the vehicle and walked toward the back door of the residence. After the officer exited his patrol car and commanded the individual to stop, Cummons continued and yelled profanity at the officer before entering the residence.
The officer proceeded to knock at the back door of the residence and a female answered the door. The female who identified herself as the suspect’s step-daughter, told the officer that Cummons had refused to come out.
The officer later had the vehicle towed since the driver of the vehicle had failed to stop for a police officer initiating a traffic stop.
Cummons was arraigned in the Gallipolis Municipal Court on Monday on one count of flee and eluding, a failure to comply offense, and one count of obstructing official business.