Three arrested on Mash Fork after police chase
MASH FORK – Three people were apprehended after reportedly running from law enforcement on Mash Fork last week.
On Thursday, January 9, Magoffin County Sheriff Department Deputy Jonathan Holbrook reported that he saw a vehicle pull out of a subdivision and when he got behind the vehicle, it turned at a residence. Holbrook stated in the police report that when he turned around, he saw the vehicle start backing up and two people running from the vehicle. He stopped the truck and told the driver, identified as Brian Scott Shepherd, 34, of Salyersville, to stay put prior to chasing the other two subjects on foot.
Jamie Lewis Elkins, 36, of Salyersville, was apprehended by Kentucky State Police and had an active warrant in a misdemeanor shoplifting case where he was accused of stealing items from the Dollar General in Royalton on December 28.
Also arrested was Heather Michelle Rowe, 39, also of Salyersville, who had an active indictment warrant out of Johnson County.
After apprehending Elkins and Rowe, law enforcement searched the vehicle, finding a broken clear pipe with residue in it, a clear pipe with suspected meth residue, and several syringes, one of which was loaded with an unknown substance.
All three were taken to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center. Rowe was released on a $2,500 cash bond, Shepherd released on $2,500 surety bond, and Elkins remains at BSRDC at press time, with his bond also set at $2,500 cash.
In addition to their original warrants, Rowe and Elkins are charged with fleeing or evading police, first degree (on foot) (Class D felony); criminal trespassing, third degree (violation); possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense, drug unspecified (Class D felony); and three counts of drug paraphernalia, buy/possess (Class A misdemeanor).
Shepherd is charged with fleeing or evading police, second degree (motor vehicle) (Class A misdemeanor); criminal trespassing, third degree (violation); possession of a controlled substance, first degree, first offense, drug unspecified (Class D felony); and three counts of drug paraphernalia, buy/possess (Class A misdemeanor).
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