Friday, April 18, 2014
By KEN BRADLEY - Staff Writer
A Rocky Mount man will serve six years in prison for possession of cocaine and methamphetamine and eluding police in September 2013.
Rebel Hodges, 26, was sentenced in Franklin County Circuit Court to five years in prison on each of the three charges with two years suspended on each charge.
Charges of driving under the influence, driving on a suspended license and possession of marijuana were dismissed.
The charges stem from an incident in September 2013, when Hodges led police on a high speed chase on U.S. 220 just north of the Windy Ridge Road (Route 827) intersection, when he was observed by Virginia State Police Trooper J. D. Eames. Hodges' vehicle reached speeds of 100 plus miles an hour during the pursuit, Eames said.
When Hodges attempted to exit off Route 220 at Doe Run Road at a high rate of speed, he lost control of the vehicle which struck the left guard rail.
Hodges jumped out of the vehicle and fled on foot across four lanes of 220 before being caught by Eames.
Hodges sustained minor injuries in the crash and was transported to Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released, Eames said.