Deputies arrest commercial driver

TROY — A former Miami County resident was arrested in Troy on Thursday morning.

Troy police were asked to do a welfare check on a truck driver that was supposed to be in the vicinity of WalMart around mid-morning. Officers identified the driver as Jessie Woods, a former resident of this area, but were unable to locate him. Woods, who was supposedly driving a large commercial truck, was found to have multiple arrest warrants out of Miami County, in addition to warrants out of neighboring counties. It was also determined that Woods had no commercial driver’s license and no non-commercial license.

A conversation with the owner of the commercial truck revealed that Woods was not supposed to be driving one of their vehicles.

It was then learned that Woods was supposed to meet someone in Fletcher to swap trailers.

A short time later, a Miami County Sheriff’s deputy located the vehicle traveling south on North Market Street, near Sherwood. Initially, the driver refused to stop for the deputy. He finally turned into an auto repair company at the North Market Street railroad crossing and fled on foot.

Additional units from both the sheriff’s office and Troy police converged on the scene and Woods was apprehended within minutes.

The trucking company was contacted to recover their vehicle. No damage was reported.

Woods is facing multiple charges from the incident. According to Lt. Chris Bobb of the Miami County Sheriff’s Office, Woods will likely face a charge of Failure to Comply, plus charges related to his driver’s license status. In addition, Bobb said that suspected narcotics were recovered from the truck. Additional charges could be filed pending the analysis of the suspected narcotics.

Woods was booked into the Miami County Jail.