Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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Felony Arrest in Rowan County
Date of News Release: 12/14/2011
(Morehead, Ky.) -- On December 14, 2011 Kentucky State Police Morehead Trooper Jay Cottrell was on routine patrol on Cranston Road in Rowan County. Trooper Cottrell was traveling on Cranston Road and noticed Tommy Garris at American Auto Recycling. Trooper Cottrell had prior knowledge of Mr. Garris having outstanding warrants. Trooper Cottrell made contact with Mr. Garris and placed him under arrest. Mr. Garris was charged with Receiving Stolen Property for the theft of a vehicle belonging to Ms. Evelyn Sparks. Mr. Garris was additionally charged with Resisting Arrest, Fleeing or Evading Police and two unrelated warrants. The theft remains under investigation by Trooper Jay Cottrell, Kentucky State Police Morehead.