TOMPKINSVILLE, KY. (WKRN) – A Macon County man faces multiple charges after he reportedly nearly crushed a chief deputy in Tompkinsville, Ky.
According to a Tompkinsville Police statement, this happened on Friday as the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office was conducting a security check in Gamaliel at the intersection of East Main Street and Red Boiling Springs Road.
Authorities said Christopher Ferguson went to the checkpoint and was nervous. The deputies then saw a meth pipe prominently inside the vehicle. MPs said Ferguson then grabbed the pipe and drove the truck, trying to pick up speed. They said he almost ran over Deputy Chief Lucas Geralds.
Officers began a car chase of Ferguson’s vehicle and it continued for several miles. At Harlan’s Crossroads, officers deployed spike strips and disabled Ferguson’s vehicle. Officers said Ferguson was messy and resisted arrest before being taken into custody.
Officers found the following items inside his vehicle:
- A loaded Highpoint .380 automatic handgun
- A Thompson Center .308 bolt-action rifle unloaded
- About 3 to 4 grams of suspected methamphetamine that has tested positive in the field
- Percocet pills
Ferguson is from Red Boiling Springs in Macon County, Tennessee. He was arrested and taken to the Barren County Detention Center.
He faces the following charges: Speeding 23 mph over the limit – Driving an MTR U / Influence ALC vehicle – Fleeing or evading police 1st degree (motor vehicle) – Possession Cont Substance 1st degree , 1st offense (methamphetamine) – Possession of marijuana – Possession of a handgun by convict Felon- Possession of firearm by convict Felon- Possession Cont Substance 1st degree, 1st offense.
No further information was immediately disclosed.
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