3 Individuals Charged After Vehicle Pursuit

Wagswoofs –  Three people are being charged with various offenses, including evading law enforcement and drug possession, following an incident where they reportedly fled from the police on Thursday.

On Thursday, December 14, the Cumberland City Police Department arrested three individuals: Samuel Creech, 23, of Partridge, Dana Howard, 39, of Cumberland, and Samantha Sexton, 31, also of Cumberland.

Harlan County Sheriff’s Office K9 Sjors played a crucial role in helping the Cumberland City Police Department track down three individuals after a vehicle pursuit, as per a news release. The incident unfolded at around 1 a.m. when Harlan County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Brian Maas received information about a vehicle suspected of being involved in drug trafficking in the Cumberland, Benham, and Lynch area. Maas joined forces with officers from the Cumberland City Police Department and the Lynch City Police Department to locate the vehicle. During the operation, Cumberland City Police Officer Aaron Smith spotted the vehicle and attempted to initiate a traffic stop.

The three occupants of the vehicle came to a stop and quickly fled into the woods on a nearby mountain. Officer Smith of the Cumberland City Police, along with Deputy Caleb Carmical and K9 Sjors, and Officer Mike Brown of the Lynch City Police, joined forces with Kainer Caudil, EJ. Stewart, and Owen Noe to conduct a thorough search for the suspects. With the help of K9 Sjors, the officers were able to track down all three individuals. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle they were driving had been reported stolen in Michigan. Additionally, suspected controlled substances were discovered at the scene.

Creech faced multiple charges, including second-degree fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest, second-degree disorderly conduct, third-degree terroristic threatening, and first- and second-degree possession of a controlled substance. As a result, he was placed in the Harlan County Detention Center.

Howard faced multiple charges including first-degree fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle), first-degree promoting contraband, tampering with physical evidence, reckless driving, operating on a suspended or revoked operator’s license, receiving stolen property under $10,000, second-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot), failure to or improper signal, and improper registration place. As a result, Howard was detained in the Harlan County Detention Center.

Sexton faced charges of second-degree fleeing or evading the police on foot and resisting arrest. She was taken into custody and held at the Harlan County Detention Center.

The Cumberland City Police Department is currently investigating the case.

Three individuals are now facing charges following a vehicle pursuit, as reported by the Harlan Enterprise.

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