Pursuit, Multiple Charges
•Tony Q. Reed, 24, of Big Sandy and Kayla L. Britt, 33, of Paris were arrested on multiple drug and other charges following a dangerous pursuit on April 19 in Huntingdon.
According to the report by Officer Ethan Parham, he was at an address on Skyline Drive in response to a call about an unwanted person on the property when he noticed a 1999 silver Ford Mustang at the back of the property. When Parham tried to make contact with the driver (later identified as Reed), the vehicle sped off through a field at a high rate of speed and onto Skyline Drive and struck the side of Parham’s patrol car as he was pulling out of the driveway. Parham and other officers pursued the vehicle, which continued evading on West Main Street, reaching speeds up 100 mph. The vehicular pursuit ended when Reed crashed into the court house retaining wall on the court square. Reed exited the vehicle and fled on foot, but he was taken into custody by Parham after being tased a couple of times and a short physical struggle. Britt, who was passenger in the car, was found near the crashed vehicle. Reed, Britt, Parham, and another officer were checked out by EMTs at the scene. Numerous illegal drugs were found in Reed’s vehicle, including over 15 grams of heroin, nearly 100 grams of methamphetamine, and 36 grams of marijuana, as well as a set of digital scales and a nine-millimeter handgun.
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Drug Possession, Open Container
•John Michael Preshern, 49, of McKenzie was charged with simple possession/casual exchange, open container violation, violation of proof of insurance, and speeding during an April 10 traffic stop in Huntingdon.
Officer Brad Allen reported that he pulled over a vehicle driven by Preshern for speeding on Highway 22 North. After getting Preshern’s consent to search the vehicle, Allen found .4 grams of a substance believed to be methamphetamine, two pills containing codeine, and an open cup of vodka. Preshern was unable to provide proof of insurance.
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•Damion Luther Byrd, 20, of Huntingdon was charged with domestic assault on April 14 in Huntingdon.
According to Officer Brad Allen, the female victim came to the police department and told officers that her boyfriend (Byrd) had grabbed her, choked her, and held her arms down at their mutual residence on McCall Street. Allen noted that the victim had visible marks on her cheek, under one eye, and on her neck. The victim said that the marks on her neck were from an argument between her and Boyd on the previous day. Officers then went to the residence and placed Byrd under arrest.
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•Demario Marquiss Robinson, 40, of Huntingdon was cited for driving on a revoked license and speeding by Officer Brad Allen during an April 15 traffic stop on Buena Vista Road.