Kanawha County sex offender back in custody following high speed pursuit

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A registered Kanawha County sex offender is back in custody after leading deputies on a high speed pursuit through Pinch.

It happened around 11 a.m. along Upper Pinch Road, according to court documents. 

The situation began with a 911 call by a concerned neighbor about a suspicious person. 

A deputy arrived on scene.  The complainant stated that Christopher Adam Mullins, 31, of Hanshaw Road in Pinch was driving a red car with front end damage up and down New Hope Road blaring the in front of their homes.

The deputy discovered that Mullins was listed in their database as a wanted person for failure register as a sex offender.  

As the deputy was leaving that complainants home, court documents say Mullins passed him in the red car, blaring the horn, at a high rate of speed.  Mullins took off, the deputy said.

Mullins eventually crashed into the guardrail at the intersection of Church Road and Upper Pinch Road.  Deputies said he was going about 80 mph when he hit the guardrail. 

The criminal charge that Mullins must register for is 3rd degree sexual assault to a minor.  He has been registering through the state of West Virginia since March 5, 2009.  

Mullins is accused of violating his registry for failing to report his phone number, two Facebook accounts, and an email address.  Deputies allege that Mullins was using those means of communication to communicate with his ex-girlfriend.  

The ex-girlfriend in the case has an active protective order against Mullins.

Mullins is charged with fleeing, four counts of failure to register, a capias for violating that protective order, and a capias for domestic battery.

His bond was set at $25,000, cash only, and he was transported to South Central Regional Jail. 

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