MPD & BCSD make joint arrests
On September 18th, Officer Ronald Cox, with the Morgantown Police Department, received a drug complaint involving two individuals. Through a joint investigation with the Butler County Sheriff's Office, Officer Cox attempted to stop the vehicle after disregarding a stop sign. After losing sight with the car, Deputy Chris Reneer, with the Butler County Sheriff's Office, made contact the vehicle which resulted in a high-speed pursuit. The pursuit ended near the 1700 block of Russellville Rd where the car stopped.
The driver, Matthew Martin, age 38 of Butler County was arrested by the Butler County Sheriff's Office on various charges including Fleeing or Evading Police - 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle) and Trafficking Controlled Sub 1st.
Morgantown Police Department arrested the passenger, Amanda Thomasson, age 35 of Butler County on various charges including, Possession of a controlled Sub 1st Degree, 1st Off (Drug Unspecified) and Trafficking in Controlled Sub 1st. Both Matthew Martin and Thomasson are lodged at the Butler County Jail.