On Sept. 8, 2015, at approximately 5:35 a.m., the Logan County Sheriffs Department received a complaint of a reckless driver operating a dark colored Mazda passenger car on Morgantown Road heading towards the city limits of Russellville.
Deputy Jakop Smith observed the vehicle at the stoplight at US 68 Bypass and Morgantown Road. The vehicle then pulled over to the shoulder of the roadway and turned their emergency lights on. Deputy Smith approached the vehicle and observed a suspected marijuana smoking device in the trunk of the vehicle, through a hole made by the back seat being leaned forward. A consented search of the vehicle then produced more drug paraphernalia.
As deputies began investigating the occupants, it was further learned that the operator of the vehicle was a 15-year-old female juvenile who had been reported missing from Ohio. Also in the vehicle was another 15-year-old male juvenile who had left his residence the night before without his parent’s permission or knowledge. Another passenger and owner of the vehicle, 19-year-old Cody Kinniburgh, of Medina, Tenn., was then placed under arrest.
Kinniburgh’s charges include two counts of custodial interference; two counts of unlawful transaction with a minor 1st degree; possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia, and permitting a non-license driver to operate a motor vehicle. Kinniburgh was lodged in the Logan County Detention Center.
Deputy Smith is investigating the incident. He was assisted by deputies Laura Hadden and Parker Rowland of the Logan County Sheriff s Department.