A Dayton man is facing multiple criminal charges after he allegedly fled from Washington C.H. police while possessing methamphetamine and other drugs.
While on a call for service at Jenni Lane Apartments at 11:20 p.m. on Aug. 9, officers with the Washington Police Department observed a vehicle driving erratically toward them, according to reports. Officers attempted to get the driver’s attention to stop the vehicle by gesturing and shining flashlights.
The vehicle continued toward the dead end corner of the apartment complex at a high rate of speed. As one of the officers ran after the vehicle, the driver allegedly got out of the vehicle and fled on foot. The other officers joined in the pursuit and told the man to stop. He was reportedly advised a taser would be deployed if he didn’t comply.
He continued running eastbound on the south side sidewalk until finally giving up and going to the ground on his belly, police said.
While police took him into custody, the subject was identified as Keenan D. Lee, 27.
One of the officers retraced the route from the foot chase and found a baggie of suspected drugs under one of the vehicles Lee had run past. The baggie allegedly contained 32 grams of methamphetamine, six grams of an unknown white substance and seven Alprazolam pills.
During a search of the vehicle, a small baggie with an unknown white substance inside, a baggie of marijuana and a large amount of cash were located.
Lee was charged with trafficking in meth (second-degree felony), possession of meth (second-degree felony), possession of drugs (fifth-degree felony), failure to comply, obstructing, reckless operation on private property, open container, possession of marijuana, a seat belt violation, and failure to reinstate.
Lee is being held in the Fayette County Jail on a $51,000 bond.
Reach Ryan Carter at 740-313-0352.