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Lewisburg Man Arrested After High-Speed Chase

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A Greenbrier County man was arrested on the morning of Thursday, March 25, after allegedly leading police on a high-speed pursuit down the Greenbrier River Trail.

Chadwick Allen Feamster, 48, of Lewisburg, has been charged with having improper registration, unsigned registration, no proof of insurance, not wearing a seat belt, no motor vehicle inspection, defective equipment, driving while suspended and fleeing from an officer.

On Saturday, March 13, while on routine patrol, officers with the Lewisburg Police Department observed a white Honda sedan traveling on Brush Road. As the vehicle’s driver-side tail light was inoperable, officers initiated a traffic stop in the vicinity of the Lewisburg Elks Club.

According to the criminal complaint, neither the driver of the Honda (later identified as Chadwick Allen Feamster), nor his passenger, were wearing seat belts. The vehicle also was reportedly not bearing a current MVI sticker.

Upon completion of a registration inquiry, officers discovered that the license plate displayed on the Honda belonged to another vehicle.

Officers then spoke with Feamster. Feamster allegedly advised officers that he had not insured or registered the vehicle. Feamster further allegedly stated that he had removed the license plate from another vehicle which he owned and displayed it on the Honda.

At this time, officers performed driver’s history and warrant checks on Feamster, leading to the revelation that Feamster’s operator’s license had been suspended on December 16, 2020 for previous unpaid citations.

The complaint states that, as officers re-approached Feamster’s vehicle, Feamster allegedly “accelerated rapidly and drove down Brush Road”.

Feamster reportedly exceeded speeds of 70-MPH, while “causing other vehicles to swerve off the roadway to avoid collision”.

Feamster reportedly continued onto Stonehouse Road, before then turning onto the Greenbrier River Trail, where police eventually lost sight of his vehicle.

Subsequent to his arrest on March 25, Feamster was transported to Southern Regional Jail, where he is being held on a $20,000 cash-bond or surety.

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