[The Brazil Times nameplate] Mostly Cloudy ~ 60°F  
High: 64°F ~ Low: 55°F
Thursday, May 5, 2016

Cloverdale man arrested after eluding deputy, rolling vehicle

Friday, December 28, 2007

(Photo)
Philip Matthew Reed
A Cloverdale couple escaped major injuries after losing control and rolling their vehicle into a cornfield on the Putnam/Clay County line while trying to avoid law enforcement Thursday evening.

Shortly after 10:30 p.m., Clay County Sheriff's Deputy James Switzer attempted to perform a traffic stop on a vehicle traveling eastbound on State Road 42.

According to information provided by the CCSD, the driver, Philip Matthew Reed, 28, did not stop and left at a high rate of speed, with Switzer initially following. But weather and road conditions were too bad for the speed necessary to pursue, so the deputy called off the pursuit and followed at a distance watching the vehicle's taillights until it turned north on County Road 500 E.

Traveling about two miles north, Switzer saw the lights of the vehicle off the road.

Reed apparently lost control of his vehicle, which officials believe rolled approximately six times before coming to a stop in the cornfield.

Reed and his wife, whose name was not released by authorities, sustained bruising from wearing seatbelts, which helped officials determine who was driving when the two were not forthcoming with Switzer.

Only minor injuries were reported, but Reed's wife was transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital to be checked out for safety precautions.

Reed was taken into custody and transported to the Clay County Justice Center, where he was booked on preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement, criminal recklessness, reckless driving and being a habitual traffic offender.

A routine criminal background check during the booking process led to an additional charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon from the Clay County Prosecutor's Office because a shotgun was found inside Reed's vehicle at the scene. He was also formally charged with operating a motor vehicle after forfeiture of license for life.

Reed remained incarcerated at the jail on a $25,000 cash bond as of Friday evening.

Members of Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department, Clay County Search and Rescue and TransCare assisted at the scene.


Comments
Note: The nature of the Internet makes it impractical for our staff to review every comment. If you feel that a comment is offensive, please Login or Create an account first, and then you will be able to flag a comment as objectionable. Please also note that those who post comments on thebraziltimes.com may do so using a screen name, which may or may not reflect a website user's actual name. Readers should be careful not to assign comments to real people who may have names similar to screen names. Refrain from obscenity in your comments, and to keep discussions civil, don't say anything in a way your grandmother would be ashamed to read.

What was the initial traffic stop for? What a low life! Not only did he put himself in harms way, but the passnegers life. As well as anyone else the could have been traveling on that road. And just because you have a tattoo that says "only god can judge me" doesnt mean he is going to judge in your favor. I'm glad to see that the cop backed off due to conditions and karma caught up with this fool.

-- Posted by Hungry&Fat on Sun, Dec 30, 2007, at 7:55 PM

Sounds to me like his "God" did judge him .. unfit to have a drivers license FOR LIFE. He needs to take heed of his "God's" judgement and stay away from the driver's seat of a motor vehicle. Pretty soon, God will stop dropping subtle hints ...

-- Posted by Emmes on Mon, Dec 31, 2007, at 11:28 AM

Deputy Switzer is the best! I like it that he left him alone and this low life run away ended up doing the damage himself! Maybe all chases should be avoided and then the "runners" can just do themselves in. And then during the search they find an illegal gun? WOW!

-- Posted by madmom61 on Mon, Dec 31, 2007, at 1:48 PM

oh yeah.. nice tats. Sure his MOM and GOD are both pleased with him right now

-- Posted by madmom61 on Mon, Dec 31, 2007, at 1:49 PM

Well with his record he should not be allowed to be out!!!! His wife is pregnat due any day but he does not care huh!! He was in trouble in sep. with having meth and only spent one day in jail where is the law enforcemnt for that oh and his other kid was taken away for the meth. What a great system we have for these type of people to be walking around in our towns!!!!!!!

-- Posted by ladybeckett05 on Tue, Jan 1, 2008, at 4:43 PM

To: missj

this comment is for you, You are a lieing dog.

Befor you tell something about someone you should make sure you know the truth . You have no idea about what you have said.

Every thing you said here was a twisted lie.

I do know what I am talking about because I am his aunt. and I have no reason to lie.

However YOU do not know anthing about the truth.

-- Posted by bearscrafts on Fri, Feb 22, 2008, at 10:11 AM

The truth is there, he is not a good person, if he was he would have grown up a long time ago. Family can back him up, but he will never learn......I know because I dated him

-- Posted by ladybeckett05 on Sun, Feb 24, 2008, at 8:59 PM

The truth is there, he is not a good person, if he was he would have grown up a long time ago. Family can back him up, but he will never learn......I know because I dated him

-- Posted by ladybeckett05 on Sun, Feb 24, 2008, at 8:59 PM

To ( missj ) and the lieing dog that you are!

if you are telling the truth then WHY ?????

is it that you can't leave your email address

for anyone to prove you wrong. And if this is an exgirlfriend then that explains

a whole lot.

for one thing you can only be one of few girls and that explains alot.

Yes I am his family, I am his aunt. and if yu

have a problem with him, then contact me and if you have a right to say the things that you did then I will apologize, and if not, then you should keep your big mouth shut when you do not know what you are talking about. He has never been arrested for anything to do with meth. His kid that you are talking about that was taken away, was his daughter, and she was taken away, because his wife was doing meth, while she was NOT !!!! Living with him, she was with someone else. So this can be backed up by court records and by the people that took his daughter. Just because you may have dated him, what makes you ( Dr. Phil )

Maybe you have reason to not like him (if you are an exgirlfriend ) but you don't have a right to get on here or anywhere else and lie about what happened or tell things that you twist all around. To start with the least you could is get your story stright, befor you tell it. And as for his daughter, being taken away, she was placed with his father, her grandfather, and his wife. Who are trying to keep her, even though his father nor his wife raised there own kids!!! And YES That Two can be proven. Anyone can contact me about this at:

bearscrafts@yahoo.com

my name is Sheila.

-- Posted by bearscrafts on Wed, Mar 5, 2008, at 8:49 AM

People have the right to say what they want it is a free country. I am not a lying dog, he is where he needs to be end of story... You can back him up all you want but how is that going to help him be a better person. I chose to end the relationship not him, He was not what I thought he was, he did not even care about the other two kids that he told me he had. I do not even know if he was telling the truth on that. I am done say what you want!!

-- Posted by ladybeckett05 on Sat, Mar 8, 2008, at 1:58 AM

To: Ladybecketto5

Your comment is right, you do not know the whole story, and that is what I was saying to start with.

As for his other two kids, well yes he does have 2 other kids, one of which he has never seen, not by choice, but because there mother ran off with another man and moved to texas somewhere, Philip ( Matt ) and his lawyer and the courts would love to know where she is. If, like you said he didn't care about his kids then why did he hire an lawyer, not once but twice, to try to find her and get her back here so he could see his kids.

This is what I am talking about YOU do not know the whole story !!!!!!!

Why is it that you change your name here, and don't give your email address, I DID

Also , I have never said that he was an angle, by far. But you don't have to tell things that are not ture about him or things that you do not know for sure.

Yes, he has done alot of things wrong, and yes he has alot to learn, and yes hopefully he will grow up one day.

But what does that say for you and WHO left you to play G O D !!!???????

What right do you have to judge anyone ???

If you can't email me yourself then that just shows what kind of a person you are, you are hidding behind some made up name in a newspaper, because you know you are a lier!!!!!!!

I have given you my email address and you haven't even got the nerve to email me because you know you are in the wrong.

This is my last comment to you, sounds like you need to grow up too !!!!!!!

Email : bearscrafts@yahoo.com

-- Posted by bearscrafts on Mon, Mar 10, 2008, at 2:49 PM


Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: