FAIRVIEW – A Fairview man who led police on a high-speed chase through downtown Fairmont on July 4 was wanted for violating a home confinement order, according to court documents.
Thomas Marcules Valentine, of 1121 Jakes Run Rd., Fairview, is scheduled to appear before a magistrate on July 15 for one count of felony escape.
Court records show Valentine was placed on home confinement on Feb. 28 for a felony strangulation charge. As a condition of confinement, Valentine was sentenced to wear a GPS tracking unit that is monitored by probation officials.
On May 1, the probation officers received a notification of a “strap violation” and went to Valentine’s home to check on him.
When he got to the home, the officer “observed the GPS unit sitting inside the residence on a chair in the living room through the front door glass,” states the criminal complaint. A woman at Valentine’s residence told the officer she did not know where Valentine was.
Along with the outstanding jail escape charge, Valentine faces a charge of fleeing in a vehicle with reckless indifference for the July 4 police chase.
He was booked into the North Central Regional Jail where his bail was set at $200,012.
In previous reports, Valentine’s address was listed as 507 Hoult Rd., Fairmont.