Goin to serve time for drugs, eluding police

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Police say Galax man crashed motorcycle through police barricade in chase

By Staff Reports

INDEPENDENCE — A Galax man will serve three years and nine months in prison on a drug charge and another year on an unrelated conviction of eluding police.
Kevin Goin, 33, of Fries Road, was sentenced on Sept. 13 in Grayson County Circuit Court to five years in jail for an incident this summer in which he crashed his motorcycle through a police roadblock during a chase. Four years were suspended.

Grayson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Doug Vaught also reported that Goin was sentenced to 40 years in prison for distribution of a Schedule II drug (second offense). The court suspended 36 years and three months of the sentence.
Goin faced multiple charges stemming from a June 22 incident, when he led police on a pursuit on a motorcycle.
According to a Grayson County Sheriff’s Department report, Deputy Jordan Johnson was on routine patrol on U.S. 58 around midnight near Baywood Market when he noticed a 1986 Honda motorcycle without a taillight. He was following the motorcycle and didn’t see a license plate.
The motorcycle turned on Delhart Road, and when Johnson activated his emergency lights, he reported that the motorcycle took off.
The Galax Police Department assisted in the pursuit and put up a roadblock on Virginia 94 near Lime Kiln Road. Police said the motorcycle, driven by Goin, went through the roadblock and ran off the highway over an embankment.
Police said Goin fled the crash on foot with Johnson and Galax Officer Terry Wood in pursuit.
Galax Officer Chris Hines drove his police cruiser into a campground on the New River, where he caught up with Goin and wrestled him to the ground, police said.
At the time, Goin was wanted in Wythe County, where two capias orders had been issued against him, and one in Carroll County.
Following the chase, he was charged with having no taillight, failure to display a license tag, driving on a suspended license, defective equipment, reckless driving and two counts of eluding police.
No one was injured in the incident and no police vehicles were damaged.
Goin was also named in the September indictments issued by Carroll County Circuit Court. A grand jury formally charged Goin with possession of cocaine and possession of Oxycodone.