Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Two individuals were arrested on C.L. Ray Road in the Pig Community on Thursday, January 2, 2020 when deputies attempted to serve an order and one individual tried escaping from a patrol cruiser.
According to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, deputies arrived at the residence to serve a civil inquest order, and upon arrival, two subjects ran to the back of the residence.
Deputies reported that they located the sought-after individual, identified as Kyra L. Holt, 27 of Smiths Grove, in a spare bedroom with more than ½ oz of suspected methamphetamine. Also located allegedly hiding in a closet was a Jacob D. Burton, 29 of Bowling Green. Burton was a fugitive from Warren County wanted on probation violation charges.
Both were charged with Trafficking in a Controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense, Fleeing or Evading Police, 2nd degree (on foot), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Holt was also charged with Escape 2nd degree for what deputies described as "efforts to exit a patrol cruiser while handcuffed and under arrest and fleeing from the scene." The Sheriff's Office reported that she was quickly placed back into custody. Both were lodged in the Hart County Jail.