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Fugitive arrested at courthouse

Monday, February 4, 2008

A fugitive suspect was arrested after appearing in Clay Superior Court on an unrelated charge Monday.

Clay County Chief Deputy Rob Gambill confirmed to The Brazil Times that himself, Sheriff Mike Heaton and Deputy Jason Frazier arrested Brian Godfrey, 47, Bowling Green, without incident and booked him in the Clay County Justice Center on an arrest warrant issued for his alleged involvement in a high-speed pursuit last summer.

"Mr. Godfrey appeared in court with his attorney on an unrelated matter," Gambill said. "After a short trial, Superior Court Judge Blaine Akers revoked Godfrey's prior $25,000 cash bond until another hearing on the matter could be set."

On Aug. 1, 2007, officers from the Clay County Sheriff's Department, Clay City and Brazil City Police departments were involved in a pursuit with Godfrey, who attempted to ram a squad car with a rental car before speeding away in excess of 100 mph along County Road 825 East.

As the pursuit entered into Owen County, Godfrey stopped the rental car and threw materials consistent with a methamphetamine lab in the front yard of residence then later ditched the car.

Due to the gravel roads causing a lot of dust and the unfamiliar surroundings of the area, Gambill said officers halted the pursuit out of safety concerns.

According to jail officials, Godfrey is expected to remain incarcerated at the Clay County Justice Center until arraignment proceedings on charges of dealing methamphetamine, possession of anhydrous ammonia, resisting law enforcement and criminal recklessness can be scheduled.

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I almost died after I went to a party at Brians house back in my party days. He split my head open cave man style by banging in repeatedly in to the cement sidewalk. He needs help, obviously. Dont get me wrong, I was drinking and ran my mouth but the consequences were a bit extreme. I pray for him and that he will find the gift of one day clean!

-- Posted by ibclean76@yahoo.com on Tue, Feb 5, 2008, at 1:54 PM

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