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Three Arrested After Pursuit

Date of News Release: 7/19/2017

Drakesboro, KY (July 19, 2017) – On Tuesday July 18, 2017 at approximately 7:24 P.M. Trooper Curtis Crick observed a traffic violation. Trooper Crick activated his emergency lights to initiate a traffic stop. The 2005 Pontiac Grand AM immediately accelerated in an effort to flee. The vehicle turned left onto Jacksontown Road from 14th Ave. The vehicle approached a “T” intersection with KY176 and failed to stop at the stop sign. The vehicle attempted to turn left on KY176 losing control of the vehicle and entering a ditch on the south side of the roadway. The vehicle then struck a large driveway culvert immediately coming to a stop.

All four occupants were transported to Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital. Brandy Moore, 33 of Central City, Jeremy Gidcumb, 23 of Drakesboro, Stephanie Stone, 39 of Bremen were medically cleared by the ER and transported to Muhlenberg County Jail where they were lodged. Russell Young, 48 of Cleaton was transported to Owensboro Health Regional Hospital for further medical treatment of non-life threatening injures.

Trooper Crick was assisted by Trooper Ward, Trooper Cornett, Trooper Austin, Sergeant Ayres, Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Department, and Drakesboro Fire Department. The investigation is ongoing. The following people received the following charges:

Brandy Moore

Speeding 26 Over, DUI 1st, Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle) Law Enforcement, Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree X3, Wanton Endangerment Police Officer, Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense <2GM Methamphetamine, Possession Controlled Substance 3rd Degree Drug Unspecified, Possession Drug Paraphernalia, Disorderly Conduct 2nd Degree, Execution of Bench Warrant X3 and one Complaint Warrant.

Jeremy Gidcumb

Serving Parole Violation Warrant, Public Intoxication of Controlled Substance, and Drug Paraphernalia Buy / Possess.

Stephanie Stone

Possession Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Methamphetamine), and Drug Paraphernalia Buy / Possess.

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