Man charged for possessing meth, fleeing police

A Morgantown man faces a felony in Brown County after police say he threw a cigarette pack with methamphetamine inside and ran from them while they were serving civil papers on another person.

Brown County Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Eggebrecht reported that on Feb. 22, he pulled into a home in the 2500 block of Greasy Creek Road to serve a civil paper on a woman there.

When Eggebrecht pulled in, he reported seeing Paul A. Ford, 42, look back and throw a pack of cigarettes over a car. Then, Ford got in the car and headed up the driveway.

Eggebrecht checked the cigarette pack and reported finding less than five grams of methamphetamine inside.

Ford then began running through the woods as Eggebrecht ordered him to stop, the police report said. Eggebrecht reported that Ford was putting on a camouflage jacket over his bright yellow shirt. When Deputy Chad Williams arrived to assist, Eggebrecht had lost sight of Ford.

Williams went up a driveway in the 2500 block. When he was halfway up the driveway, he reported seeing Ford laying behind a log. As Williams approached him, he shouted for Ford to stay on the ground and spread his arms out. Ford did as he was told, the report said.

On Feb. 23, he was charged with possession of methamphetamine, a Level 6 felony, and resisting law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor.