Deputies were dispatched early Tuesday to Dry Ridge in St. Albans where motorists reported a man and woman walking and attempting to stop passing cars.
Deputy J.W. Eary responded to the 1:30 a.m. call, searched the area, and located Joseph Eads, 28, of Avesta Drive in St. Albans, said Capt. Sean Crosier of the Kanawha County Sheriff's Office. Eary recognized Eads from previous encounters and was aware of outstanding warrants against him.
Eads was arrested on charges of attempting to operate a clandestine laboratory, conspiracy to commit a felony, purchasing precursor ingredients to make methamphetamine, and fleeing from police in a vehicle. He was taken to South Central Regional Jail to await arraignment.
The woman with him, Ashley Keiffer, age unknown, was transported to a nearby residence.