CHARLESTON – A Charleston attorney is scheduled to face third-degree felony charges on Thursday for failing to obey an Ohio sheriff's deputy's orders.

Todd Twyman of the Twyman Law Offices is scheduled to go before Common Pleas Judge William T. Marshall in Scioto County, Ohio, on Thursday for a pre-trial hearing.

According to court documents, Twyman was arrested Oct. 14 in Wheelersburg.

"… the defendant did operate a motor vehicle, a 2005 Lexus registered in the defendant's name, so as to willfully elude or flee from a Scioto County Sheriff's Deputy after receiving visible and audible warning to stop his motor vehicle," a state court document says. "During the pursuit the defendant operated his vehicle in such a way as to cause a substantial risk of serious physical harm to persons."

The indictment against Twyman was filed on Oct. 27, charging him with failure to comply with order or signal of a police officer, which is a third-degree felony.

On Nov. 28, Twyman entered a plea of not guilty, and his bond was continued.

Twyman, a graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law, is a past chairman of the West Virginia Bar's Young Lawyers Section.

Neither Twyman nor his Ohio attorney Roxanne Hoover returned calls seeking comment. A secretary in Twyman's office said she knew nothing about the charges.

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