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Man arrested after leading police on chase
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Robert Anthony Goff, 33, was charged with violation of probation, evading arrest, and simple assault on June 27 after leading deputies on a car chase for several miles and then assaulting an officer at the hospital.According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, the story began when a drug detective saw Goff operating a vehicle on West Broad Street in Smithville.Having prior knowledge the Goff had two warrants against him, the officer turned around and followed Goff's vehicle into the Walmart parking lot.After Goff stopped, a female got out of the passenger side of the automobile, and Goff drove off.The officer activated his siren. Goff drove onto Anthony Avenue, then onto Miller Road, and then to Robinson Road and Game Ridge Road.Goff reportedly refused to stop, and eventually slid into a ditch on Game Ridge Road, jumped out of the driver side window, and fled on foot.The officer reportedly caught him a short distance from the scene.Goff was taken to the emergency room to be checked out, where he allegedly assaulted a deputy escorting him from the emergency room to the patrol car.Goff reportedly became irate and punched the deputy in the right eye with his fist.The officer sustained a small bruise and redness around and under his eye.His bond totals $17,000. He will be in court July 12.Charles M. Blanchfield, 29, was charged with theft of property over $500 after allegedly taking scrap metal from the Jones Mill road property of Joanie Summers on June 2.