Suspect named in chase that ended in a head-on crash

Police Identify Suspect in High-Speed Chase Culminating in Head-On Collision

**UPDATE: March 16, 2024, 3:50 p.m.**

In Putnam County, West Virginia, authorities have apprehended a man following a pursuit that culminated in a direct collision with a Mason County Deputy’s vehicle.

Bernard Legg, a 36-year-old resident of Fraziers Bottom, faces several accusations. These include two instances of malicious assault and three instances of property destruction, as confirmed by the West Virginia State Police.

The chase, described as low-speed by officials, saw Legg allegedly driving while impaired.

Sheriff Bobby Eggleton of Putnam County disclosed that the incident occurred around 2:45 p.m. on a Friday. Legg is now being held at the Western Regional Jail.

**UPDATE: March 16, 2024, 1:40 p.m.**

In Putnam County, West Virginia, two deputies have fortunately been discharged from the hospital. Their release follows an incident where a driver collided head-on with a deputy’s cruiser amid a chase, shared by Mason County Sheriff Corey Miller.

The confrontation involved the suspect ramming into a Mason County K-9 cruiser in a head-on manner.

A photograph captures the aftermath, showing the suspect’s car overturned following the collision with the two Mason County deputies’ vehicles.

Post-crash, the deputies received medical attention on Friday. Despite being shaken and stiff, their injuries were minor, according to Sheriff Miller.

No additional details have been provided at this time. The investigation is currently under the jurisdiction of the West Virginia State Police.

Sheriff Bobby Eggleton of Putnam County narrated how a driver collided head-on with a deputy’s cruiser during an extensive chase. The pursuit spanned miles and crossed into two counties, lasting over an hour on backroads before entering Mason County.

Remarkably, the deputy involved in the crash sustained no injuries.

To halt the chase, law enforcement resorted to deploying spike strips successfully.

Details regarding the suspect’s identity and charges were not available immediately following the incident. For the latest updates, keep an eye on the WSAZ app.

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