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29-year-old man arrested, charged after foot pursuit in Martinsville


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MARTINSVILLE – A man was arrested and charged after a foot chase in Martinsville Monday.


Martinsville Police say they were in the process of seizing a vehicle in relation to a drug investigation on Patrick Henry Avenue around 3 PM.


When Police approached the vehicle, they observed an individual inside.


The individual fled on foot in the direction of a wooded area of J. Frank Wilson Memorial Park.


29-year-old Devonte Lamar Keen was arrested and charged with:

  • possession of cocaine

  • possession of marijuana

  • possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

  • possession of a controlled substance on school property

  • possession of a firearm on school property

  • resisting arrest

Police say they also recovered a handgun.


Keen is being held in the Martinsville City Jail without bond.

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