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Richmond man flees after Winchester Rd. accident, later arrested


By Tom Marshall
Senior Advocate writer

A Richmond man was arrested Wednesday morning, hours after allegedly causing a traffic accident on Winchester Road and fleeing on foot.

Phillip Boyd Jr., 33, faces numerous charges in connection with the incident. Those charges include leaving the scene of an accident, failure to render aid, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to report a traffic collision, possession of marijuana and prescription not in proper container.

Boyd was arrested for his reported role in a traffic accident that was reported at 6:03 p.m. Tuesday near The Estates, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Lt. Ralph Charles said.

Boyd was reportedly driving a 2017 Ford F250 pickup westbound on Winchester Road when he allegedly crossed the center line and struck a 2016 Dodge Ram 3500 pickup driven eastbound by Timothy Gayheart, 31, of Mt. Sterling, Charles said.

Both vehicles exited the roadway on the westbound side, Charles said.
Boyd allegedly fled from the scene and had evaded arrest for several hours until authorities received a tip that he could reportedly be found at a nearby residence on Blueberry Drive, Charles said.

Boyd had reportedly asked a resident to use the phone to call someone and had failed to leave, Charles told the Advocate.

Boyd was arrested at the scene just after midnight Wednesday, Charles said.

Multiple sheriff’s office units had been attempting to locate Boyd, Charles said.

Neither Boyd or Gayheart were injured but their vehicles suffered severe damage, Charles said. The vehicle Boyd was driving was reportedly leased from Home Depot out of Lexington.

There were no passengers in either vehicle, Charles said.
A photo of Boyd was not available at press time.