From the Montgomery County Sheriff’s office: On 2/23/2016 at approximately 8:09 p.m. a Deputy assigned to the eastern portion of Montgomery County encountered a vehicle traveling in excess of 100 mph. The vehicle was originally observed on RT 460 (Roanoke Rd) in the area of Eastern Montgomery High School. In attempt to stop the violator, the deputy activated his emergency lights and siren. The suspect, later identified as 31 year-old Joseph Meade of Elliston, attempted to elude the pursuing deputy by accelerating. Through a series of turns, Mr. Meade led deputies on a pursuit lasting several minutes. During the course of this incident the violator made several evasive maneuvers which included changing directions. On two occasions, as a result of these maneuvers, the suspect struck the pursuing deputies patrol vehicle. The pursuit concluded with a head-on collision of a deputy’s vehicle by the suspect. The Deputy’s vehicle was stationary at the time of the collision.
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Mr. Meade was taken in to custody without injury. He is currently being held without bond in the Montgomery County Jail. He is charged with:
Driving Under the Influence
Hit & Run
Driving on a suspended license
Destruction of Property
Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer
Although property was damaged during the course of this event, we are happy the incident concluded without injury to the suspect or members of our office.