JACKSON COUNTY, W.Va. — A man is arrested after a police chase and attempted campaign to kidnap his estranged wife and kill her partner.
Michael Parton faces charges of attempted murder and possession of a stolen vehicle.
According to authorities, Parton stole a car in Florida and was driving toward Ripley, West Virginia. They discovered he stayed in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Wednesday.
Officers set up a phone call between Parton and the woman, and heard Parton describing his plan.
The pursuit began in Jackson County. Parson led police on a chase on Interstate 77, reaching speeds of more than 100 mph. Parson was stopped by spike strips between Kenna and Fairplain.
Parson was not possessing a gun when he was arrested.
He is in jail on a $500,000 bond.