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Active warrant, drunk and walking through police chief's yard


SALYERSVILLE – While there may not be a good place to be drunk in public with an active warrant, strolling through the police chief’s yard may be on the top of the list where not to go.

On Sunday, February 3, at approximately 1:30 p.m. Salyersville Police Chief Matthew Watson witnessed Crystal Mitchell, 38, of Salyersville, walking through his yard.

Knowing she had an active arrest warrant, he told her she was under arrest, but Mitchell took off running toward Broadway Street, according to the police report. 

Chief Watson called Officer Jeremiah Watson, who was on duty, and advised him that he had told Mitchell she was under arrest and she ran. The officer found her nearby walking and drinking an alcoholic beverage.

Mitchell was placed under arrest and taken to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center, where she remains at press time, facing the following charges: third-degree escape, third-degree criminal trespassing, and alcohol intoxication in a public place (first and second offense).

Editor's Note: The indictment or charge of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


Heather Oney