McFall man facing multiple charges following high-speed pursuit in Harrison and Daviess Counties

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A McFall man facing several charges after an alleged pursuit in Harrison and Daviess counties earlier this month voluntarily waived a preliminary hearing in the Associate Division of Harrison County on Wednesday.

Online court information shows William Stanley Perkins’s case was certified to Division One, and arraignment is scheduled for Thursday, January 23rd. He 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 has also been charged with the misdemeanors of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia—prior drug offense, failure to display plates on a motor vehicle or trailer, exceeded posted speed limit, failure to signal or gave improper signal when stopping or turning left or right, and failure to drive on the right half of the roadway when roadway was of sufficient width.

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 search, revealing a brown pipe for smoking marijuana.