Woman arrested following car chase


The Logan County Sheriff’s Department has had a busy few days recently, arresting four individuals in separate incidents on drug related charges – including one that took place after a lengthy car chase in north Logan County in the Lewisburg area.

On Friday, June 12, at about 9 p.m., Sgt. Clint Wright of the Logan County Sheriff’s Department attempted to stop a 2010 Hyundai driven by 55-year-old Robin M. Wheeler on King Road in Lewisburg near Shady Cliff.

According to a police report, Wright was familiar with Wheeler and knew that her driver’s license was suspended. When Wright turned on his emergency lights, Wheeler took off at a high rate of speed. Wright then followed Wheeler from King Road to Lake Malone Road, where he was joined in the pursuit by Deputy Kyler Harvey. Wheeler then continued onto Dunmor Deerlick Road and then onto Deerlick Road, where she was travelling in both lanes and nearly struck two other vehicles head-on.

On Deerlick Road as Wheeler approached Main Street in Lewisburg, Harvey performed a precision immobilization technique after getting approval from Sheriff Wallace Whittaker. Harvey forced Wheeler’s car into the ditch. Wheeler continued to refuse to follow commands, but was taken into custody a short time later.

Wheeler was arrested and lodged into the Logan County Detention Center on charges of operating a vehicle on a suspended license, first degree fleeing or evading police, reckless driving, two counts of first degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, three counts of disregarding a stop sign, resisting arrest, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol with aggravating circumstances, possession a license when privileges are revoked, first degree criminal mischief, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Wright was assisted on the scene by Harvey, Whittaker and Todd County deputies BJ Grayson and Seth Williford.

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On Wednesday, June 10 at 9:21 p.m., Logan County Sheriff’s Department deputy Jarrod Lyons initiated a traffic stop on a 1998 Ford Explorer operated by Robert M. George, 58 of Russellville, on Franklin Road for failing to maintain a single lane position. After further investigation, Lyons received consent to search George’s vehicle.

Lyons then located illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia in the passenger compartment of the vehicle.

George was arrested and lodged in the Logan County Detention Center on charges of possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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On Thursday, June 11 at 1:40 p.m., deputies of the Logan County Sheriff’s Department arrived at 345 Ayers Road in Auburn on a parole violation warrant for 54-year-old Michael L. Rust of Hendersonville, Tenn.

According to a police report, upon arrival at the residence, Rust attempted to flee on foot through the home before diving out of a window and into the front yard. Deputies took Rust into custody before he could flee, however.

During the following search, deputies recovered suspected heroine from Rust.

Rust was arrested and lodged in the Logan County Detention Center on charges of possession of heroine, fleeing or evading police on foot, resisting arrest and on the parole violation warrant.

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Also on Thursday, June 11, Deputy Kyler Harvey conducted a traffic stop on a green and white 1996 Ford pickup traveling west on Highland Lick Road for careless driving.

According to a police report, during the stop, Harvey found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Robert Timothy Rogers, 42 of Auburn, was arrested and lodged in the Logan County Detention Center on charges of careless driving, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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