Darren Doyle, story
Local law enforcement say a Roundhill man now faces even more serious charges after an altercation and chase occurred while attempting to serve a warrant on New Year's Eve. Officials reported that around 7pm on December 31, the EC Sheriff's Office along with Kentucky State Police responded to the Roundhill community in an attempt to serve an indictment warrant on Mr. Rodney McNutt, 44 of Roundhill, for Burglary 3rd, Tampering w/ physical evidence among other felony charges.
Authorities said that as they were knocking on the front door, an officer saw McNutt sneaking out another exit of the house. They said McNutt ignored verbal commands to stop and fled back into the house where officers then made forced entry into the house. Official reports said that McNutt was placed into custody after a brief struggle with law enforcement.
Officers on scene said they found suspected hydrocodone and valium in McNutt's possession, both controlled substances.
Along with the arrest warrant, McNutt was charged with fleeing or evading police on foot 2nd degree; resisting arrest; possession of controlled substance 1st degree - drug unspecified; possession of controlled substance 3rd degree; and prescription controlled substance not in proper container.
The warrant was served to McNutt for an arrest back in October which stemmed from a complaint that he was living in someone's vacant home. During that incident, officials claimed that McNutt told them he was an undercover agent for the Department of Defense, and that he didn't have to follow "their laws" because he was a freewill mason of the 33rd and a half degree.
McNutt was lodged in the Hart County Jail.