Two Face New Felony Charges in Marion County Court
Marion County Sheriff's Deputies say a Clay County Deputy initially began the pursuit east of Flora when almost being run off the road by the vehicle Swift was driving. Marion County Sheriff's Deputies picked up the pursuit from Clay County and Flora Police in Salem.
After Swift reportedly nearly ran an on-coming vehicle off the road on Route 37 near Bason Road, a deputy attempted to cut off Swift's vehicle and the squad car was struck in the driver's side. Swift continued on Route 37 a while longer before the car came to a stop near Martin Road when apparently running out of gas.
Sheriff's Deputies say Swift refused to obey commands of deputies to get out of the vehicle and resisted being handcuffed. He is accused of taking the vehicle earlier in Flora. Deputies say speeds never exceeded 60 miles per hour during the two county chase. Swift had the public defender appointed to represent him. He's due back in court on April third for a preliminary hearing.
Meanwhile, bond was set at $75,000 for a 31-year-old Centralia man who was formally charged with aggravated domestic battery. Jason Carpenter of Walnut Hill Road is accused of attempting to strangle Nicole Lewis and impeding her normal breathing on Saturday. If released on bond, Carpenter was ordered to have no contact with Lewis. Carpenter had the public defender appointed to represent him.
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