TFC Michael Murriell
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 14, Ashland
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Felony Arrest in Boyd County
Date of News Release: 05/25/2010
(Ashland, Ky.) -- The Kentucky State Police in Ashland have arrested a Boyd County resident on charges stemming from a traffic stop at the Super Quick in Cannonsburg, Ky. yesterday evening. Oscar Leach, age 24 of Rush, Ky. was arrested yesterday evening around 6:15 pm. By Trooper Shane Goodall after he had conducted a traffic stop for a seat belt violation. While Trooper Goodall was writing a citation to the driver, the passenger of the vehicle exited the vehicle and fled on foot into a field. Trooper Goodall prompted the subject to stop but he refused and Trooper Goodall pursued the subject into the field. Trooper Goodall deployed his TASER in which Leach became compliant.
Mr. Leach had two active warrants against him for Drug Trafficking and Failure To Appear on a Flagrant Non-support charge. Leach was charged for these warrants and one count of Fleeing and Evading Second Offense. He was lodged in the Boyd County Detention Center.
The investigation continues by Trooper Goodall.