Joshua Leet appeared in the Clark County Jail on Tuesday morning. He plead not guilty and bond was set at $20,000. STAFF PHOTO

Troy man flees deputies, accused of having drugs, gun in SUV

A Troy man is facing multiple charges after deputies allegedly found 28 grams of drugs and a gun in his vehicle after he fled from a traffic stop.

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Joshua Leet, 33, is being charged with drug possession, drug trafficking, improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, having weapons while under disability, obstructing official business and failure to comply with order or signal of a police officer. Leet plead not guilty in the Clark County Municipal Court on Tuesday. Bond was set at $20,000.

A Clark County Sheriff’s Deputy turned around and attempted to pull over Leet, who was driving an SUV believed to have a fictitious plate at about 1:30 p.m. Monday, according to a police report. The officer followed Leet’s car to Weinland Drive, where it was rolling at a slow speed.

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The officer then allegedly saw Leet leap out of his car, jump over a fence and fall, the report said. He then began running through several back yards towards Gerlaugh Road. The officer drove his car to cut him off, then arrested him in the backyard of a home on Weinland, the report said.

Officers searched the vehicle and found a clear plastic baggie with a crystal-like substance inside and two scales in the center console. In the locked glove box, deputies also found a 9MM handgun and a box of ammunition, the report said.

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Leet told officers he was in the area to meet up with a woman and was borrowing the vehicle from his sister. He was placed in the Clark County Jail.


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