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Cameron Man Convicted of Fleeing, Meth Possession

A Cameron man was convicted Wednesday on a felony charge of fleeing an officer, along with misdemeanor charge of methamphetamine possession.

Marshall County Prosecuting Attorney Joe Canestraro said James A. Vipperman, 34, of Cameron was convicted of fleeing in a vehicle from an officer with reckless indifference for the safety of others, as well as meth possession. The conviction came following a one-day jury trial.

Vipperman will be sentenced at a later date. He faces between one and five years in prison for the fleeing conviction and between 90 days to six months for drug possession. He previously had been convicted of at least one felony offense in West Virginia.

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Adam Barney prosecuted the case. The investigation was conducted by the Moundsville Police Department, the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department and the West Virginia State Police.

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