On August 12, Putnam County deputies arrested Shane Kelly Fulkerson, 43, of Charleston on charges of fleeing in a vehicle with reckless indifference, unlawfully carrying a firearm, operating a motorcycle without insurance and registration, and possession with intent. Also arrested was passenger Alexis Nichole Reidenour, 21, of Gallagher. Reidenour was charged with possession.
Fulkerson fled up Heizer Creek when a deputy attempted to stop him for a traffic violation in Poca. The chase continued onto Route 34 North and then toward Winfield. Pursuit ended when Fulkerson spun out of control in a yard while attempting to turn around.
Officers found a large bag of white powder suspected to be meth, $71,000 in cash, a small bag of heroin, and a firearm.
Fulkerson is currently being held in the Western Regional Jail in Barboursville. Reidenour was also taken to Barboursville but has been released on a personal recognizance bond.