A Princeton man arrested in Beckley for trying to have sex with a 5-year-old girl appears in court for a preliminary hearing.Johnnie Ray Champ, 44, arrested earlier this month by Beckley Police officers was in Raleigh County Magistrate Court Wednesday.After checking his record, they found his license was revoked for Driving Under the Influence.
At that time he was registered as living in Raleigh County, but actually living in Greenbrier County.
Troopers said he was released from the Southern Regional Jail on probation just hours before the car chase began.
The chase was turned over to troopers with the West Virginia State Police in Greenbrier County. After hitting the spikes, Nicholson eventually pulled over and was arrested.
He is currently being held in the Southern Regional Jail.
Beckley Police Detective Morgan Bragg testified in front of Magistrate Massie and told the court about the details leading up to the arrest.