Weston’s Naylor accepts plea deal, jail time following pursuit

A Weston man will spend the next six years in prison after entering a guilty plea and having his probation revoked in another case.

Gavin Naylor

Gavin Naylor

Gavin T. Naylor, 28, appeared in court on Thursday, March 28 and the court accepted his guilty plea for resisting arrest and possession of a controlled substance. He was given four years on the first count and six years on the second, which will run concurrently with a 2012 arrest for possession of a controlled substance. His probation was first revoked in 2015 and he was placed on five years of additional probation in 2017.

In his most recent case, Naylor was taken into custody in January after he got in a pursuit with a Platte County Sheriff’s Office deputy who responded to a call at the Weston Community Nazarene. Naylor was driving northbound on Route H in a vehicle that matched a description of one wanted in a fraud charge. The plate didn’t come back as registered to any vehicle and the deputy turned on his lights for a traffic stop.

Naylor didn’t slow down and continued northbound on Route H. He turned off onto King Road and then left the roadway near a dead end on Bowlin Lane. Naylor then passed an 18-wheel semi on a hill near 17955 45 Highway.

His 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan was traveling 96 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone on Highway 45 and later 92 Highway. Court documents showed the pursuit went on Highway 152, southbound Interstate 435, back on 45 Highway, Klamm Drive, NW Prairie View Road, NW 64th Street, NW Bell road, NW Blair Road, back to NW 64th Street and then S. National, driving southbound in the northbound lane.

Naylor hit stop sticks at NW Riverhills Drive and S. Crooked Road, where sparks started to come from the front driver’s side tire. The pursuit ended and Naylor was asked to exit the vehicle and placed under arrest. A passenger, Kerystn K. Rust, 29, was also taken into custody though no charges have been filed against her in the pursuit. She, however, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

Naylor yelled ‘everything in the car is mine’ after both were placed in patrol vehicles.

A check made out for $500 to Naylor and three check books belonging to someone else were found in the center console. A forgery report taken on Jan. 8 showed that Naylor was the suspect in the theft of those checks.

A blue plastic baggy that field tested positive for methamphetamine was also found.

Naylor had two outstanding warrants as well, one for possession of a controlled substance in Platte County and one in Clay County for false impersonation of a law enforcement officer.