Man who fled from police after crash faces jail.

June 25, 2019


Man who fled from police after crash faces jail.


By Allison Scarbrough, Editor.

GRANT TOWNSHIP – A 37-year-old homeless man who fled from police after crashing his vehicle last April pleaded guilty in 51st Circuit Court Tuesday, June 25, to attempted larceny from a person, failure to report an accident and third-offense habitual offender.

Jerry Edson Weathers crashed his vehicle on Free Soil Road west of US 31 and fled into the woods when deputies responded.

“The vehicle rolled a number of times,” said Mason County Prosecutor Paul Spaniola.

He attempted to steal a flashlight from a citizen who had heard the crash and came out of his house to help him.

Weathers spent the night sleeping in the woods.

“A firefighter who responded to the crash the night before recognized the person and reported him at the Forest Trail Service Center,” Cole said. “Mason County sheriff’s deputies arrived, one being K-9 Cash, and the subject reportedly fled back into the woods. Upon hearing the dog exit the patrol car, he came out of the woods with his hands up.”

Weathers faces up to a year in jail.

Sentencing is set for Aug. 6 at 1:15 p.m.

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