TFC Michael Murriell
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 14, Ashland
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Felony Drug Arrest in Boyd County
Date of News Release: 06/14/2012
(Ashland, KY) -- The Kentucky State Police in Ashland have charged a Boyd County resident after executing a warrant at the suspect's residence on 13th Street in Ashland, KY. The incident occurred yesterday evening around 8:24 PM when Trooper Shane Goodall arrived at the residence of Stephen D. Skaggs, age 38, to serve a warrant for drug related offenses. Skaggs was standing outside his residence and attempted to flee on foot. Trooper Goodall engaged in a short foot pursuit and subsequently deployed his agency issued TASER. At this point, Skaggs became compliant and was then arrested.
Skaggs was charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (warrant service), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Fleeing and Evading 1st, Resisting Arrest, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of a Controlled Substance (Heroin).
Skaggs was transported to the Boyd County Detention Center.
Trooper Goodall was assisted by deputies from the Boyd County Sheriff./p>