Powhatan Man Sentenced After High Speed Chase


A Powhatan man is headed to prison, after leading authorities on a high speed chase through Belmont County.

Joshua Floyd, 25, apologized in court on Monday, but Judge Frank Fregiato said it’s fortunate the chase happened at midnight, when very few people were out.

The judge said the March 20th chase ranged from speeds of 90 to 150 miles per hour, and at one point, two police cruisers crashed into each other.

When the car chase ended, a foot chase began.

“I am just shocked beyond belief that we don’t have dead people here. We are now going 150 miles an hour. I watched the video. I clocked the speedometer. Who the heck do you think you are? You go through these tiny little communities, put everybody’s life at risk,” Fregiato said.

Floyd pled guilty to failure to comply with the order of a police officer and receiving stolen property.

He was sentenced to 18 months plus 12 months, to be served consecutively, which was the maximum sentence.

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