Troy man arrested after car chase

Published 3:00 am Saturday, July 30, 2016

A Troy man was arrested Friday morning when his vehicle crashed into a parked car after a short car chase.

Jermaine Boykin, 35, was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, first-degree Unlawful Possession of Marijuana, Certain Persons Forbidden to Possess a Firearm and Attempting to Elude.



Boykin was the suspect in an assault call that was dispatched to patrol officers at approximately 9:20am. As the call was given out, officers were behind Boykin’s vehicle on North Three Notch Street and identified Boykin as the driver of the car.

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Officers attempted to make a traffic stop on Boykin on Fairview Street near Orion Street. Boykin pulled to the side of the road as if he was going to stop for police, but before officers could exit their vehicles Boykin took off and led officers on a short vehicle pursuit.

Boykin’s vehicle struck a parked vehicle in the mobile home park and Boykin then fled the scene on foot. Officers pursued Boykin on foot to a residence in the 300 block of Orion Street where Boykin was taken into custody.

Officers found a handgun, illegal narcotics and drug paraphernalia in Boykin’s vehicle. Boykin was processed through the Troy City Jail and transported to the Pike County Jail where he was incarcerated. Boykin’s bonds totaled $11,500.00.