Mt. Vernon Man Faces Battery, DIU, Fleeing Police Charges After Wednesday Incidents

Mt. Vernon Man Faces Battery, DIU, Fleeing Police Charges After Wednesday Incidents

MT. VERNON (WRXX) – A 21-year-old Mt. Vernon man was arrested on multiple charges early Wednesday morning involving multiple agencies, just two months after being arrested on similar charges.

Dustin Graves was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police on charges of aggravated driving under the influence, DUI alcohol, and driving while license suspended, while the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office added charges of domestic battery, aggravated fleeing and attempting elude police at 21 miles an hour over the limit.

According to Mt. Vernon Police Chief Trent Page, the sheriff’s office responded Tuesday night to a report of a domestic battery on Dartmouth Lane but Graves reportedly fled the area at a high rate of speed. A Mt. Vernon police officer was in the area and joined the pursuit that was quickly terminated for safety reasons.

However, the officer returned to the area and watched the Dartmouth Lane home for Graves return. After several hours Graves returned and was taken into custody.

He was arrested in June on similar charges that included battery, retail theft, DUI alcohol, driver transporting alcohol and having a headlight or taillight out.

He was free on bond in that case and was scheduled for his first pretrial hearing August 24 after pleading not guilty in the case. Formal charges on the latest arrest have not yet been filed.

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