PORT JERVIS – Two men have been arrested on felony drug charges stemming from an August 2016 high-speed chase and crash in Port Jervis.
City Police said a car operated by Scott Walker, 30, was observed driving in an erratic and reckless manner on Pike Street just before midnight on August 6. A short pursuit ended when the car crashed into a parked vehicle.
Walker fled foot and wasn’t arrested until this past Thursday, January 26. He was charged with two felony counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance – cocaine, and felony reckless endangerment. He was also charged with the misdemeanors of criminal mischief, resisting arrest, unlawful fleeing a police officer, aggravated unlicensed operation and 13 vehicle and traffic violations.
Walker was sent to the Orange County Jail in lieu of $100,000 cash bail and $250,000 bond. He is also awaiting court action on extradition proceedings in another jurisdiction.
A passenger, Justin Jiminez-Castillo, 20, of Montague, New Jersey, was apprehended after a brief foot chase. A search of their car yielded four grams of powder cocaine. Police charged him at the time of the incident with felony criminal possession of a controlled substance and a misdemeanor for resisting arrest. He was sent to the Orange County Jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail pending grand jury action. Police said according to records, grand jury evaluation is pending.