Four Arrests From Three Separate Incidents
Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office had a busy weekend after making four arrests in three separate incidents in a 24 hour period, according to a press release from their office.
On Saturday, July 27th around 9:45pm, Deputies reportedly stopped a car on Louisville road with only one headlight. According to the press release, deputies smelled the strong odor of alcohol coming from the driver, identified as Riley Coleman (22) of Park City.
Authorities said that two unopened beer cans were visible in the passenger seat of the vehicle and an opened case of beer was discovered behind the passenger seat. According to the Sheriff's Office, Coleman admitted that he had had “a couple of beers” and showed visible signs of intoxication with a flushed face, glossy eyes, and slurred speech. After deputies field tested Coleman on scene, he was arrested and charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs/Etc. (.08), 1st Offense and One Headlight. He was lodged in the Hart County Jail.
Shortly thereafter, around 10:30pm, deputies responded to a report of a domestic disturbance and a possible drunk driving complaint that originated on Mammoth Cave Road, according to the the Sheriff's Office.
Authorities said that deputies located the vehicle at the Minit Mart in Brownsville and both occupants reportedly admitted that they'd been in an argument, though no one had been assaulted.
The driver of the vehicle, Jadah Hopkins (50) of Smiths Grove, was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs/Etc., (.08, 1st offense) and License to be In Possession after she was discovered behind the wheel of the vehicle with signs of impairment. She was arrested on scene and lodged in Hart County Jail.
The Sheriff's Office also reported that they instructed Jeremy Hopkins (29) of Bowling Green, exit the vehicle after he failed to keep his hands visible upon initial contact. According to the Sheriff's Office, Hopkins smelled strongly of alcohol, had slurred speech, and staggered on his feet when Deputies attempted to speak to him outside the vehicle. After Hopkins reportedly admitted to having “some drinks after work”, Deputies attempted to place him under arrest, where he then resisted, according to the Sheriff's press release.
The Sheriff's Office reported that after being handcuffed, Hopkins tried to free himself of the handcuffs to the point that Deputies restrained him to a chair, at which point, Hopkins attempted to walk off while still attached to the chair.
Hopkins was initially charged with Alcohol Intoxication in a Public Place (1st and 2nd offense) and Resisting Arrest; he was later charged with Attempted Escape, 3rd Degree, after he attempted to escape from the Edmonson County Deputy Jailer’s transport vehicle while in-route to Hart County Jail, according to the Sheriff's Office.
The next morning, around 11:45 am on Sunday, July 28th, deputies initiated a traffic stop on Cedar Grove Church Road after they observed a vehicle with no brake lights and no visible license plate. The driver, James K. Webb (41) of Bee Spring, stated the vehicle did not have proper insurance or tags, according to the Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff’s K-9 unit, Deputy Tango, arrived on scene and immediately indicated on the vehicle, the press release stated.
A probable cause search resulted in deputies discovering a bag with the corner cut out, another bag with meth residue, and a third bag with suspected methamphetamine, according to the Sheriff.
Webb was arrested on scene and charged with Failure of Owner/Operator to Maintain Required Insurance, 1st Offense, License to be In Possession, No Registration Plates, No Brake Lights (Passenger Vehicles), and Failure to Register Transfer of Motor Vehicle, Drug Paraphernalia-Buy/Possess, and Possession Controlled Substance, 1st Offense (Methamphetamine).
After being arrested and awaiting transport to Hart County Jail, deputies said that Webb admitted to having a pipe in his waistband, which was then located and suspected to be a meth pipe with residue.
Webb was lodged in Hart County Jail.