Beckley man leads police on chase


According to the Southern Regional Jail, Derrick Mitchell, 26, of Beckley is out on bond after he allegedly fled from police after being pulled over for using his cellphone while driving Saturday April 11, 2015.

Officers with the Beckley Police Department tell 59 News that Officer W.L. Gravely attempted to initiate the stop and then Mitchell took off and was pursued to the Willbrian Apartment Complex. 

They also said multiple officers were able to locate him after Mitchell fled on foot and was found with a little over an ounce of marijuana on him.

Mitchell is allegedly charged with cellphone use while driving, fleeing with reckless indifference, possession of a controlled substance, and fleeing on foot, according to the Southern Regional Jail.

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