The Hillsville man who led authorities on a high-speed chase in Carroll County on April 22 before crashing his motorcycle, causing it to burst into flames, has been indicted by a Carroll County Grand Jury.
Brian Ellison Workman, 38, was indicted Monday by a Carroll County Grand Jury of eluding a law enforcement officer, possession of a Schedule II drug (methamphetamine) with intent to distribute, and destruction of property.
According to Virginia State Police reports at the time, Workman failed to stop at a traffic checkpoint April 22 at the intersection of Keno and Snake Creek Roads. Workman, driving a 2003 Kawasaki motorcycle, failed to stop, leading Carroll County Sheriff’s Office deputies on a high-speed chase that reached speeds of 110 miles per hour, police said at the time.
The six-minute chase on Snake Creek Road ended at 1:43 p.m. when Workman lost control of the motorcycle in a curve in front of Fairview Presbyterian Church.
“There was a deputy sitting off the road with his blue lights engaged. When he lost control, he slid into the deputy’s vehicle and the bike caught on fire,” Virginia State Police Sgt. Scott Todd said at the time.
Todd estimated Workman was going approximately 60 miles per hour when he lost control in the curve. Workman was transported to Carroll County High School by Carroll County Fire & Rescue and transferred by med-flight to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Also indicted Monday by a Carroll County Grand Jury were: Matthew Dwayne Akers was indicted for possession of a Schedule II drug (methadone).
Gerald Dwayne Alderman was indicted for driving under the influence third offense in 10 years.
James Louis Anthony was indicted for one count each of possession of a Schedule II drug (methamphetamine), carrying a concealed weapon by a convicted felon, and possession of ammunition after being convicted of a felony.
Gary Lee Ayers, Jr. was indicted for possession of a Schedule II drug (methamphetamine).
Brent McKinley Bell was indicted for statutory burglary.
Jennifer Leigh Bowman was indicted for one count each of possession with intent to distribute 10 grams or 20 grams or more methamphetamine mixture and possession of a Schedule II drug (cocaine).
Jonathan Allen Wayne Caviness was indicted for bad check.
Joshua Lee Cloud was indicted for shoplifting.
Larry Dale Crotts was indicted for malicious wounding.
Jeremy Douglas Dalton was indicted for possession of stolen property.
Michael Wayne Dalton was indicted for possession of a Schedule II drug (methamphetamine).
Zachary Lee Funk was indicted for one count each of statutory burglary and possession of stolen property.
Joseph Andrew Goins was indicted for one count each of possession of a Schedule II drug (methamphetamine) and possession of a firearm while in possession of a Schedule II drug.
Timothy Andrew Hagee was indicted for petit larceny-third offense.
Matthew Charles Hall was indicted for one count each of assault and battery on a police officer and conspiracy to distribute a Schedule II drug (methamphetamine).
Andrew Justin Hill was indicted for abuse and neglect of a child.
Robert Louis Hill, Jr. was indicted for one count each of grand larceny and unauthorized use of an automobile.
Douglas Olen Leonard was indicted for violation of H.O. Statute.
Angela Marie Lind was indicted for grand larceny.
Lucy Jane Martin was indicted for shoplifting third offense.
Joseph Iven McMillian was indicted for two counts of failing to register or reregister as a sex offender or providing false information to such registry.
William Issac Melton was indicted for obtaining drugs by false pretenses.
Douglas Elmo Nester was indicted for grand larceny.
Patrice Tailor Obenhofer was indicted for shoplifting.
Krista Renee Peaks was indicted for eight counts each of forgery and uttering and two counts of petit larceny-third offense.
Charles Robert Rigney was indicted for one count each of object sexual penetration and attempted rape.
Michael Chad Shipley was indicted for three counts each of statutory burglary and grand larceny.
Zachary Skyler Simmons was indicted for four counts each of statutory burglary and grand larceny.
Tommy Joe Strother was indicted for manufacture of marijuana.
Tory Leigh Walker was indicted for shoplifting.