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Man hides behind tree in front yard after running from deputies

Deputies say Spaulding was hiding behind a tree when he was arrested.
Deputies say Spaulding was hiding behind a tree when he was arrested.(WSAZ)
Published: Jul. 12, 2020 at 6:20 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 12, 2020 at 6:48 PM EDT
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MINGO COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Mingo County deputies have arrested a man after they say he ran from them following a car accident.

According to the Mingo County Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded to a crash at the left fork of Marrowbone. Investigators say that a witness told them Thomas Spaulding, of Kermit, side-swiped another vehicle and fled the scene.

Deputies say they found Spaulding at his home hiding behind a tree. He was taken into custody and charged with leaving the scene of an accident, improper registration, driving while license suspended and failure to report an accident.

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