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UPDATE: Man pleads guilty to charges in attempted murder of police officer

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Published: Feb. 25, 2017 at 8:28 PM EST
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UPDATE 9/27/17 @ 4:15 p.m.

A man accused of the attempted murder of an officer is awaiting sentencing.

Todd Boyes pleaded guilty Wednesday to having a stolen vehicle, running from police and causing bodily injury.

Last February, Boyes was involved in a police pursuit that lasted 45 minutes.

Police say Boyes rammed into a cruiser and sent an officer to the hospital.

He was already wanted for several carjackings in Ohio.

Boyes will be sentenced Oct. 27.


UPDATE 7/21/17 @ 5:50 p.m.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man charged with the attempted murder of a police officer will face trial in September.

Todd Boyes was back in court Friday.

In February, Boyes was involved in a police pursuit that lasted 45 minutes. Police say Boyes rammed into a cruiser and sent an officer to the hospital.

Boyes was already wanted for several carjackings in Ohio but waived his extradition in March.

His trial is set to get underway Sept. 11.


UPDATE 3/8/17 @ 2:45 p.m.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The case for a man arrested after a police pursuit will head to the grand jury.

Todd Boyes, 43, was back in Kanawha County court on Wednesday for a preliminary hearing.

The judge ruled that his case involving an attempted murder charge will head to the grand jury. His bond remains the same.

Boyes was arrested on February 25 after a pursuit involving multiple law enforcement agencies.

Charleston Police say the chase was "extremely chaotic and extremely dangerous" and involved dozens of officers over the course of 45 minutes.

Charleston officer Renee Smith was injured after police say Boyes rammed her cruiser.

Police say the cruiser was totaled.

Boyes' bond will remain at $1 million.


UPDATE 2/28/2017 @ 12:15 p.m.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A man arrested after a police pursuit is now being charged with attempted murder.

Todd Boyes, 43, was arrested after a pursuit that ended in Kanawha County Saturday night.

On Tuesday, Boyes charges were upgraded to attempted murder.

Charleston Police say the chase was "extremely chaotic and extremely dangerous" and involved dozens of officers over the course of 45 minutes.

Charleston officer Renee Smith was injured after police say Boyes rammed her cruiser.

Police say the cruiser was totaled and the officer was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. She has since been released from the hospital and is recovering.

Boyes bond was set Tuesday at $1 million.

On Monday, he was charged as a fugitive of the law related to the aggravated robbery charge out of Ohio.

Police say the suspect was first seen near the Yeager Bridge in Kanawha City and that is where the chase began.

Ohio State Police troopers say Boyes had stolen several vehicles between Friday and Saturday evening. The last carjacking happened at 9:41 a.m. Saturday on State Route 149 near milepost 13 in Belmont County, Ohio.

Keep checking WSAZ Mobile and WSAZ.com for updates.


UPDATE 2/27/2017 @ 12:30p.m.

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A wanted Ohio man, who was considered armed and dangerous, is in police custody and now facing charges out of two states.

Todd Boyes, 43, was arrested after a pursuit that ended in Kanawha County Saturday night.

Charleston Police say the chase was "extremely chaotic and extremely dangerous" and involved dozens of officers.

A Charleston Police officer was injured after police say Boyes rammed the police officer's cruiser.

The cruiser was totaled, police say, and the officer was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. She has since been released from the hospital and is recovering.

Police say the suspect was first seen near the Yeager Bridge in Kanawha City and that is where the chase began.

Ohio State Police troopers say Boyes had stolen several vehicles between Friday and Saturday evening. The last carjacking happened at 9:41 a.m. Saturday on State Route 149 near milepost 13 in Belmont County, Ohio.

According to OSHP, at the time of the carjacking, Boyes reportedly pointed a AR-15 at the victim.

The victim wasn't harmed and the vehicle was recovered in Washington County, Ohio.

Deputies say Boyes was shot once in the hand during the chase. At this time, no other information is being released in regards to the shooting. The Kanawha Bureau of Investigations is involved.

As for charges, Boyes is being charged as a fugitive of the law related to the aggravated robbery charge out of Ohio.

Lt. Steve Cooper with Charleston Police says the Kanawha County prosecutor will be deciding what charges Boyes will face related to the pursuit in the near future.

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UPDATE 2/25/17 @ 9:04 p.m.

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A pursuit involving multiple law enforcement agencies through Kanawha County has ended, according to Metro 911.

Dispatchers tell us it ended on Sanderson Road, near 8 Mile Hollow Road Saturday night.

One officer crashed during the pursuit. No word on their injuries.

The suspect in the pursuit was shot. It is unclear if it was self-inflicted or if the suspect was shot at by officers.

Dispatchers tell us it is the same vehicle that was involved in an Ohio carjacking Saturday morning.

Charleston Police Chief Brent Webster tells WSAZ the injured officer will be OK and is recovering at the hospital.

The Kanawha County Sheriff's Office has not yet returned any requests for comment.

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KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Several law enforcement agencies are involved in a pursuit through Kanawha County.

The pursuit started around 8 p.m. Saturday night.

Metro 911 tells us police chased the suspect(s) through Slacks Branch.

WSAZ has a crew headed to the scene.

Keep clicking on WSAZ Mobile and WSAZ.com with the latest information.

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