FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – Jeffery T. Mauzy, Prosecuting Attorney, announces that on August 7, 2020, Cori Wolfe, age 32 of Midvale, Ohio, entered guilty pleas to the felony crimes of fleeing from police in a vehicle with reckless indifference and destruction of property. Wolfe also pled guilty to battery on a police officer, a misdemeanor.
Previously, on July 29, 2020, Shauna Caldwell, age 24 of New Philadelphia, Ohio, pled guilty to possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver, a felony, and fleeing from police on foot, a misdemeanor. Both will be sentenced on September 25, 2020, by Judge Thomas H. Ewing, and both are fugitives from Ohio.
On November 26, 2019, Wolfe drove a vehicle with defective equipment and refused to stop during a routine traffic stop. Police pursued Wolfe on Rt. 19 and in the city of Oak Hill before apprehending him and Caldwell, the passenger, near Appalachian Drive after a brief foot pursuit. Police discovered Caldwell’s backpack that contained a substantial amount of methamphetamine, cash, and other evidence of drug distribution. During the pursuit, Wolfe rammed a police vehicle twice.
Wolfe faces one to five years for fleeing with reckless indifference, one to ten years for destruction of property, and up to a year for battery on a police officer. Caldwell faces one to five years for possession of methamphetamine with the intent to deliver and up to a year for fleeing on foot.
This crime was investigated by the Oak Hill Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Jennifer D. Crane.