Two Fayette County men behind bars after early morning chase

Fayette County
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HILLTOP, WV (WVNS) — Two Fayette County men are behind bars following an early morning chase. 

Deputies with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department conducted a routine traffic stop in the Hilltop area early Tuesday, June 4, 2019.  Deputies attempted to pull over a car, when the car then took off through Legend’s Highway, Thurmond Road and Prudence Road. Deputies eventually stopped the car at the intersection of US Route 19 and WV Route 16. A search of the car turned up drugs, money, and firearms. 

Nicholas Plumb of Glen Jean was charged with fleeing with reckless indifference, attempt to commit felony-unlawful assault on a police officer, and presentation of firearm in the commission of a felony. 

Kenneth Batey of Oak Hill was charged with fleeing with reckless indifference,  possessing with intent to deliver narcotics and conspiracy to commit a felony.  

Both men are now in jail.

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