Charges filed in Harrison County against McFall man following police pursuit

Charges Filed

Charges have been filed in Harrison County against a McFall man following an alleged pursuit in Harrison and Daviess counties, single-vehicle accident, and arrest by the Highway Patrol Wednesday night.

Online court information shows 49-year-old William Stanley Perkins has been charged with the felonies of first degree tampering with a motor vehicle; resisting arrest, detention, or stop by fleeing—creating a substantial risk of serious injury or death to any person; and driving while revoked or suspended.

Perkins also faces misdemeanor charges of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia—prior drug offense, fail to display plates on a motor vehicle or trailer, exceeded posted speed limit, fail to signal or gave improper signal when stopping or turning left or right, and fail to drive on the right half of the roadway when roadway was of sufficient width.

Bond is $15,000 cash only with an initial arraignment scheduled for today (Friday) and a bond appearance hearing is scheduled for January 15th.

The Patrol also accused him of possession of a stolen vehicle, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, and displaying license plates belonging to another person.

A probable cause statement says a car, driven by a white male identified as Perkins, traveled at speeds up to 110 miles per hour, crossed the center line, and failed to signal several times before losing control and crashing on Kodiak Road west of Highway 13.

A Patrol crash report indicated the vehicle Perkins drove struck a fence and caught fire before coming to a stop, and he sustained minor injuries. Perkins reportedly fled on foot about 95 yards before he fell to the ground, was taken into custody, and was searched, revealing a brown pipe for smoking marijuana.