Silver Creek Man Arrested After High-Speed Chase

September 22nd, 2022 – 11:58 AM

Staff Reports –

A 50-year-old Silver Creek man on the Floyd County Sheriff’s Most Wanted List was arrested on Wednesday after leading police on a high-speed chase.

According to Floyd County Jail records, police attempted to pull over Billy John Hammonds for concealing the identity of his vehicle when Hammonds drove away in his car leading officers in a car chase. Police stated that during the chase Hammond failed to stop at multiple stop signs and red lights while reaching speeds over 100 miles per hour.

Hammonds was arrested when police stopped the chase on Burkhalter Road. Police stated that they also found methamphetamine on his person during the arrest.

Hammonds is charged with possession of methamphetamine, reckless driving, attempting to elude police, concealing the identity of a vehicle, fleeing police, probation violation, and failure to appear

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