Two Independence County deputies apprehended a man just before midnight Thursday after a high-speed chase. Deputies Justin Kirk and, later, John Morrow chased Patrick Franklin Riley, 38, of Brushy Road, at speeds in excess of 75 m.p.h. in some sections of the county after Riley refused to stop on a traffic violation, according to the official report.
Riley finally pulled his vehicle over and to a stop on Camp Tahkodah Road.
From Riley’s vehicle, the deputies seized: a cell phone; a wallet containing over $1000 in cash; a small black plastic container containing controlled substances, including two baggies of meth; a bag of multiple narcotic pills; a .380 pistol; an ammo magazine; a box of insulin syringes; and digital scales.
Riley is facing multiple charges including: six felonies relating to the possession of illegal drugs; and five misdemeanors which included: fleeing; simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms; possession of a firearm by a certain person (usually a previously convicted felon); and reckless driving.
Riley was placed in the Independence County Jail to await a court appearance.