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Man arraigned on 14 charges

November 18, 1998|By BRYN MICKLE

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Williamsport man was arraigned on 14 misdemeanor charges Monday, including allegations he led police on a mile-long chase after an Oct. 30 traffic stop, then jumped out of a second-story window two days later to avoid capture.

Dennis Ray Geyer, 25, was arraigned in Berkeley County Magistrate Court on charges that include fleeing from police, marijuana possession, carrying a concealed weapon and providing false information to a police officer.

A trooper from the Martinsburg barracks of the West Virginia State Police stopped Geyer on U.S. 11 on Oct. 30 after he allegedly failed to yield the right of way to the trooper, according to court records.

Police said Geyer sped off from the traffic stop but crashed into guard rail about a mile away. Geyer allegedly escaped into a wooded area, but police found a driver's license bearing Geyer's photo in the car.

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Police also found a loaded Smith & Wesson 9 mm handgun in the front seat of Geyer's car, according to court records.

Troopers tried to arrest Geyer on Nov. 1 at a home on Crawford Quarry Road, but Geyer allegedly got away by jumping from a second-floor window.

Geyer was arrested Sunday at a mobile home on Koontown Road in Berkeley County. Police charged him with marijuana possession after they found a bag of suspected marijuana in his shirt pocket, according to court records.

Geyer was released Tuesday from Eastern Regional Jail after posting $8,419 bond. No court date has been set for the case.

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