Bellaire Police Arrest Man for Drug Trafficking, Child Endangerment After Foot Chase


Bellaire police arrested Anthony McGhee Jr., 24, on drug and other charges after he allegedly fled from them on foot.

Police Chief Dick Flanagan said two people came to the police station on Friday with information that an assault had occurred outside a home on Noble Street.

“We took the information and went to the house at 4528 Noble Street where the assault had taken place. When officers got there Anthony McGhee Jr., 23, took off running with a backpack,” Flanagan said.

When McGhee was apprehended, officers allegedly recovered .75 pounds of marijuana and $10,961 in cash.

McGhee is being charged with trafficking in drugs, failure to comply with an officer, tampering with evidence and endangering children. He is being held at the Belmont County Jail on a total bond of $37,500.

Flanagan said McGhee also is charged with assault, which stemmed from him allegedly throwing a brick at a couple’s car, then climbing over their child in the backseat to reach them.

No one was injured.

Friday was a busy day for Bellaire in terms of drug arrests. In addition to Bellaire officers making an arrest, the Belmont County Major Crimes Unit served a warrant at 4209 Trumbull St. that resulted in the arrests of Michael Edward Scott, 29, and David M. Rector Jr., 31.

Both were charged with drug trafficking, receiving stolen property and having weapons under disability. They were taken to the Belmont County Jail, with bonds totalling $47,500 each.

Items seized from the residence included money, a stolen Colt AR-15 rifle, a .357 magnum pistol, nearly 6.5 ounces of drugs including crack cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin as well as drug paraphernalia.

Miranda Sebroski contributed to this report.


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