Edmonson Voice Report:
The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office had very high activity through the Easter weekend as they reported nine different felony arrests in six different incidents, as well as multiple felony warrants.
In a press release, the Sheriff's Office said that on Thursday, April 1, 2021, law enforcement arrived at the 4800-block of Chalybeate School Road to serve an Indictment Warrant for charges of Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st Degree/1st Offense (methamphetamine) and Drug Paraphernalia—Buy/Possess for Wendy L. Browning (40). Officers reportedly found drug paraphernalia with suspected methamphetamine residue in plain view. Browning was taken into custody for the Indictment Warrant and charged with new offenses that included:
No photo available for Wendy Browning
Deputies arrested five more individuals the following day as they executed both bench and indictment warrants, which included:
photos not available for James K. Webb, Matthew Avery, and Cody Vincent.
More arrests occurred the next day on April 3rd, as three individuals were arrested throughout the day by Edmonson County Sheriff's Deputies.
Law enforcement reported that around 1:30PM, an officer observed a Ford Ranger traveling eastbound on New Grove Road cross the yellow center line four time in a short distance. The driver allegedly failed to stop when the deputy initiated his emergency lights. The deputy reportedly activated his siren but the vehicle accelerated slightly and fled approximately three miles, while disregarding a stop sign before pulling into a driveway at the 900-block of Pig Road. The driver reportedly exited the vehicle and the deputy took him into custody without further incident. The driver was identified as Lester D. Adams (44) of Smiths Grove, who was operating on a DUI suspended license, the Sheriff's Office reported. Deputies also reported an open beer can in the driver’s side floorboard, as well as drug paraphernalia with suspected methamphetamine residue laying in plain view in the center console. Upon further investigation, the deputy discovered a handgun in the center console and a small bag of suspected marijuana under the center console. Adams was arrested and charged with:
• Careless Driving
• Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st Degree (motor vehicle)
• Driving DUI Suspended—1st Offense (aggravated circumstance)
• Disregarding Stop Sign
• Possession Controlled Substance, 1st Degree/1st Offense (methamphetamine—firearm enhanced)
• Possession of Marijuana (firearm enhanced)
• Drug Paraphernalia—Buy/Possess (firearm enhanced)
• Possession of Open Alcoholic Beverage Container in Motor Vehicle Prohibited
Later in the day, deputies arrested Regina Freeman (45) of Paducah, Kentucky, for a Bench Warrant out of Marshall County for failing to appear on charges of Trafficking in Controlled Substance, 1st Degree/1st Offense (> or = 2 GMS methamphetamine) and Drug Paraphernalia—Buy/Possess.
Finally, later on Saturday night, April 3rd, the Sheriff's Office added one more drug arrest to the list, which resulted in a large quantity of meth being confiscated.
The Sheriff's Office said that around 9:20PM, a deputy initiated a traffic stop on a Chevrolet Blazer traveling westbound on Nolin Dam Road for no license plate light. The driver was identified as Justin Goodman, (22) of Sweeden. Goodman allegedly did not have his driver’s license in his possession and did not have an insurance card. The deputy reported that Goodman was acting nervously so the deputy asked if there was anything illegal in the vehicle; Goodman allegedly stated the center console contained drugs, the Sheriff's Office said. A significant amount of suspected methamphetamine was discovered in the center console, along with drug paraphernalia, and more suspected methamphetamine in the vehicle. Goodman was placed under arrest and charged with:
• Rear License Not Illuminated
• License to be in Possession
• Failure to Produce Insurance Card
• Trafficking in Controlled Substance, 1st Degree/1st Offense (> or = 2 GMS methamphetamine)
no photo available for Justin Goodman
All suspects were transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail.