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Maryland man arrested after allegedly leading Preston deputy on 100 mph chase on I-68

KINGWOOD— A Maryland man is charged with fleeing from police on Interstate 68 at speeds in excess of 100 mph.

Devon McCoy Satterfield, 28, of Friendsville, and formerly of Grafton, is charged with felony fleeing from an officer with reckless indifference. Bond was set at $6,000. He was not in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail Wednesday.

According to the criminal complaint by Preston Sheriff’s Deputy T.A. Nestor, on Monday he was eastbound on I-68 between exits 23 and 29, when a white car in the westbound lanes went by at 92 mph. The officer did a U-turn and pursued.

“Traveling at a speed up to 136 mph,” Nestor tried to catch the car. The deputy activated his lights and siren, but the white car continued at speeds of over 100 mph before taking exit 23.

The car failed to stop at the exit and nearly hit an SUV on W.Va. 26, according to the complaint. The pursuit continued north on W.Va. 26 and then to the Brandonville Pike, where Deputy Nestor discontinued the chase.

He was driving back to Bruceton Mills when he was notified via radio that a white car had wrecked near the Bruceton BFS. He arrived to find Satterfield nearby, “dirty, wet, hyperventilating and had recent superficial wounds.”

The deputy found THC oil and a marijuana joint on Satterfield, who told him the car, a 2019 Ford Festiva, wasn’t insured.