Bellaire PD arrests McGhee, charges him with trafficking, failure to comply, tampering and child endangerment

McGhee also charge with endangerment charge

Photo provided SHOWN HERE are jars of marijuana and cash seized during the arrest of Anthony McGhee Jr. of Bellaire.

BELLAIRE — Bellaire police arrested Anthony McGhee Jr. on drug and other charges after he fled from them on foot.

Bellaire Police Chief Dick Flanagan said two people came to the police station on Friday with information that an assault had occurred outside a home on Noble Street.

“We took the information and went to the house at 4528 Noble St., where the assault allegedly had taken place. When officers got there, Anthony McGee Jr., 23, took off running with a backpack,” Flanagan said.

When McGhee was apprehended, officers reportedly recovered 3/4 pound of marijuana and $10,961 in cash.

McGhee is being charged with trafficking in drugs, failure to comply with an officer, tampering with evidence and endangering children. He was being held Monday at the Belmont County Jail in lieu of $37,500 bond.


Flanagan said McGhee also is charged with assault, which stemmed from him allegedly throwing a brick at a couple’s car, then climbing over their child in the back seat to reach them.

No one was injured.

Friday was a busy day for Bellaire in terms of drug arrests. In addition to Bellaire officers making an arrest, the Belmont County Major Crimes Unit served a warrant at 4209 Trumbull St. that resulted in the arrests of Michael Edward Scott, 29, and David M. Rector Jr., 31.

Both were charged with drug trafficking, receiving stolen property and having weapons under disability. They were taken to the Belmont County Jail, with bonds totaling $47,500 each.

Items seized from their residence included money, a stolen Colt AR-15 rifle, a .357 Magnum pistol, nearly 6.5 ounces of drugs including crack cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin as well as drug paraphernalia.

Staff Writer Miranda Sebroski contributed to this report.