It was a busy weekend for local law enforcement officers.
"It was a wild weekend," Brazil City Police Detective Clint McQueen told The Brazil Times Monday. "It was just unbelievable the way things were happening."
Shortly after midnight Saturday morning, McQueen said an attempt by officers to initiate a traffic stop on a vehicle in the Edgewood Drive area turned into a pursuit when for unknown reasons the driver refused to stop.
Turning west onto Pinckley Street and then north onto State Road 59, the driver ditched the vehicle in the Ridge Street area. While investigating the abandoned vehicle, officers discovered footprints leading away from the scene in the newly fallen snow.
McQueen said the tracks led officers from the BCPD and the Clay County Sheriff's Department to an undisclosed residence on Mechanic Street.
While one set of officers questioned the residents, other officers searched around the home and found a male attempting to hide on the roof of the neighbor's house.
When ordered to come down for questioning, McQueen said the male jumped down, ran around to the front and kicked in the door of the home.
"The homeowners told officers the suspect ran through the house and went upstairs to the attic," McQueen said about officers initially arresting David L. Godsey for resisting law enforcement, residential entry and public intoxication. "While Godsey was being taken into custody, officers discovered he was wanted for several active arrest warrants."
Godsey was booked into the Clay County Justice Center, without bond, on two outstanding active arrest warrants around 6 a.m. One warrant was for charges of habitual traffic violator, leaving the scene of an accident and driving while never licensed, while the second warrant was for charges of intimidation, driving while suspended (prior) and driving under the influence.
Meanwhile, CCSD Deputy James Switzer responded to a domestic dispute where a family argument led to the use of a baseball bat to settle a disagreement.
Clay County Sheriff's Mike Heaton said Shawn A. Weddle was taken into custody and booked into the justice center around 7 a.m. on battery and criminal recklessness charges. Weddle remains incarcerated on a $10,000 cash bond while awaiting arraignment sometime Tuesday when the Clay County Courthouse reopens.
A traffic stop Saturday evening wasn't as eventful, but led to the arrest of another suspect wanted on active warrants. McQueen said he and another officer stopped a vehicle driven by Christopher Craft in an area near Fast Max Sunoco, 939 E. National Ave., Brazil. Craft was booked into the justice center, without bond, on three outstanding active arrest warrants. One warrant was for charges of battery and trespass of real property and two warrants for the same charge of invasion of privacy.
Later Saturday evening, McQueen investigated a verbal altercation between two former friends that led to a stabbing incident at an undisclosed residence at N. Leavitt Street. Details are sketchy, but McQueen confirmed the victim sustained injuries to their left arm. Details about the assailant were not available as of press time because McQueen said he was in the process of acquiring an arrest warrant for the suspect.