One man was arrested on methamphetamine charges this week and another was charged with theft after fleeing from deputies in Tennessee.
On Monday, Aug. 1, 2016, at 7:46 p.m., deputy Jarrod Lyons of the Logan County Sheriff’s Department was traveling east on Highland Lick Road when he observed a blue Ford Taurus cross the center line of the highway, then continue to travel west on the center line for approximitly 300 feet.
Deputy Lyons initiated a traffic stop on the blue Ford Taurus and made contact with Donald Shoemake, 47, of Russellville. Shoemake was the only occupant of the vehicle. Further investigation reveled Shoemake was operating his vehicle while under the influence of methamphetamine.
A search of the vehicle revealed illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia inside. Inside the trunk of the vehicle was white five gallon buckets containing several items used in the process of manufacturing methamphetamine, including a mason jar containing liquid methamphetamine.
Shoemake was taken into custody and lodged in the Logan County Detention Center under chargers of possession of a controlled substance 1st degree (methamphetamine); unlawful possession of a meth precursor 1st offense; manufacturing methamphetamine 2nd offense, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs .08 1st offense, and tampering with physical evidence.
Deputy Lyons was assisted on scene by Captain David Kitchens of the Logan County Sheriff’s Department and the South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force.
Also on Monday at approximatly 3:41 p.m., the Logan County Sheriff Department was dispatched to the area of Nashville Road, in Adairville, in reference to a vehicle pursuit coming toward Logan County, from Robertson County. Tenn.
The Robertson County Sheriff’s Department said they were in pursuit of robbery suspects, north bound on Nashville Road, just south of the Logan County line. Upon deputies arrival in Adairville, Robertson county deputies advised they had lost a visual of the suspect vehicle at the state line. Deputies remained in the area, attempting to locate the described vehicle. Deputy Jarrod Lyons, with the Logan County Sheriff Department, was observing for the suspect vehicle, while traveling west on Smith Grove Road. Deputy Lyons observed an early 90’s model blue Chevrolet Tracker traveling east on Smith Grove Road, at an extremely high rate of speed.
One of the suspect’s description, given by Robertson County Deputies, was a white male with blonde hair. Upon passing the blue Chevrolet, Deputy Lyons identified the white male, blonde headed operator, as Randall Lee of Orlinda, Tenn. Deputy Lyons turned around on the blue Tracker, and initiated his emergency equipment, to initiate a traffic stop. Deputy Lyons travelled at speeds in excess of 85 mph, east on Smith Grove Road, attempting to catch up to Lee in the blue Tracker.
Deputy Lyons reached the intersection of Nashville Road, and observed Lee and the blue SUV traveling east on Traughber Road, at a high rate of speed. Deputy Lyons and Captain Stratton, with the Logan County Sheriff Department, made contact with the blue SUV behind Lee’s residence, abandoned with the license plate removed from the vehicle. Deputy Lyons located Lee inside the residence at 40 Tripp Lane, and was taken into custody without further incident. Further investigation revealed Lee’s incident was not related to the incident from Robertson County.
Lee was lodged in the Logan County Detention Center under charges of Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle), Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree-Police Officer, Operating on a Suspended or Revoked Operators License, Improper Registration Plate, Theft of Motor Vehicle Registration Plate, Failure of Owner to Maintain Required Insurance 1st Offense, and No Registration Plates. Deputy Lyons was assisted on scene by Captains David Kitchens and Stephen Stratton, with the Logan County Sheriff Department, and a Robertson County Sheriff Detective.