Chase ends with arrest

Published 12:00 am Monday, October 14, 2002

According to Greg Jackson of the Covington County Sheriff's Department, a high-speed pursuit Friday night ended with no injuries, but with slight damage to Jackson's patrol car.

Jackson said the chase began at approximately 9 p.m. on County Road 77 in the Babbie Community and continued through several county roads before coming to a halt on County Road 46.

Jackson said he was attempting to stop a Chevrolet Camaro driven by Charlie Ray Goodman, 26 of Andalusia, for speeding when the chase turned into a high-speed pursuit.

"(Goodman's car) reached speeds of 115 to 120 miles per hour during the chase," said Jackson.

During the chase, Jackson said Goodman utilized a device to turn off his taillight and noted that there were two passengers in the car with Goodman, his wife, 20-year-old Crystal Denny and a 14-month-old child.

Jackson said by using the Pursuit Intervention Technique or the PIT maneuver, he was able to get Goodman's car to spin out and come to a halt on County Road 46.

The chase ended with no injuries, although he said his patrol car suffered a bit of minor damage.

Both Goodman and Denny were taken into custody.

Jackson said Denny had previous grand jury indictments for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana in the first degree.

Goodman also had previous grand jury indictments for distribution of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana in the first degree, possession of drug paraphernalia and receiving stolen property.

Goodman, Jackson said, had a warrant for violation of parole and said he will receive traffic citations due to the chase and will be charged with two counts of reckless endangerment.

Jackson worked the case with Reserve Officer Thomas Huggins.

He said he wished to thank every department in the county, as every agency sent personnel to the chase.

"(The cooperation from neighboring agencies) shows what kind of county we have," said Jackson.