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Update: Man Released from Hospital, Arraigned in Kanawha County Pursuit

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Lt. Bass (Left) and Patrolman Cooper (Right) Lt. Bass (Left) and Patrolman Cooper (Right)

UPDATE: 7/14/17 @ 4:40 p.m.

KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - 31-year-old Samuel Manriquez was arraigned in court Friday.

Manriquez, of Charleston, was the driver that fled from the scene of a police pursuit in Kanawha County that resulted in two police officers being injured.

He is facing felony charges for fleeing a vehicle, child neglect, possession with intent to deliver, and possession of a stolen vehicle.

Manriquez is in South Central Regional Jail on $100,000 bond.

UPDATE: 7/13/17 @ 9:15 p.m.

The Saint Albans Police Department reports that both officers have been released from the hospital after suffering injuries in a pursuit today.

According to the Saint Albans Police Chief, one Lt. P.A.Bass was struck in the nose while attempting to capture one of the fleeing suspects down the embank off Richmond Street. Patrolman M.W. Cooper was injured in the arm and hand while taking the suspect into custody.

The suspect, who fled from police in Saint Albans after the pursuit, is still in the hospital. The suspect was wanted on a felony warrant for a separate drug case.

According to police, the suspect will be charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, a felony, endangerment of a child, and battery on a police officer.

We will continue to provide more information on this story as soon as we receive it.


ORIGINAL: 7/13/17 @ 3 p.m.

KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - Saint Albans Police say two police officers have been hurt, and three people have been detained after a police pursuit.

According to the Saint Albans Police Chief, a stolen vehicle reported out of Logan County was spotted in the St. Albans area shortly after 12:30 p.m.

A police pursuit began, which took place on Washington Avenue in St. Albans. The driver of the stolen vehicle attempted to ram a police vehicle during the pursuit.

The vehicle pursuit ended on Richmond Street, a dead-end street, where the police chief says that one person took off on foot. The remaining individuals remained in the vehicle and cooperated with authorities.

A foot pursuit took place, and police ran down an embank off of Richmond Street after the driver.

According to the Saint Albans Police Chief, one officer was struck in the nose while attempting to capture one of the fleeing suspects down the embank off Richmond Street. Another officer was injured in the arm while taking a suspect into custody.

The two officers injured are identified as Officer P.A. Bass and Officer M.W. Cooper. The Police Chief says they are being treated in the hospital on non-life threatening injuries, and are hoped to be released Thursday.

Three people were detained as a result of the police pursuit, which police say last around 10 minutes in total, but only the driver is receiving charges at this time according to police.

A 5-year-old child was also in the vehicle during the pursuit and was not wearing a seat belt. That 5-year-old is now staying with a family member.

Saint Albans Police, Kanawha County Sheriff's Office, and West Virginia State Police responded to the scene.

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