The Logan County Sheriff’s Department made three arrests last weekend involving two cases, the first a dangerous car chase, the second having to do with illegal drugs.
On April 11 at approximately 2:51 p.m., the sheriff’s department was called to a rolling domestic disturbance on KY 96. The caller advised that her boyfriend, 27-year-old John C. Upton of East 9th Street in Russellville, was chasing her in his vehicle and that he had made several attempts to run her off the road.
Deputies, as well as officers of the Russellville Police Department, quickly responded locating Upton and the alleged victim at the Shell Station on 9th Street. Through an investigation the alleged victim stated that Upton had attempted to side swipe her vehicle several times and that once he tried to break out her car window. He also displayed a pocket knife.
The alleged victim was found to be carrying her two-year-old son in the vehicle with her at the time of the incident.
Officers arrested Upton and charged him with wanton endangerment, first degree and violating a Kentucky E.P.O/D.V.O.
Sgt. Clint Wright was the arresting deputy. He was assisted by deputy Chad Eggelston.
On April 12, the sheriff’s department was called to the Tack Hammers Eat and Sleep Motel located on US 79 south in reference to serving warrants of arrest.
When deputies arrived at the motel they found 32-year-old Christi Gordon of Russellville hiding in a bathroom. When deputies placed her under arrest, a search of her person reveled a quantity of cocaine concealed in her pants pocket. Through further investigation, deputies discovered another female in the hotel room had given them a false name and had used someone elses information. That female was later identified as being 34-year-old Monique Wright of Franklin. It was later determined that she was wanted by Probation and Parole and the Simpson County Sheriff’s Department.
Gordon was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, first (cocaine); possession of drug paraphernalia, first offense and with an outstanding warrant. Wright was charged with giving an officer a false name or address; theft of identity of another without consent and two outstanding warrants.
Both females were lodged in the Logan County Detention Center.
Sgt. Clint Wright was the arresting deputy. He was assisted by Captain David Kitchens of the Logan County Sheriff’s Department and Officer Seth Whittaker of the Russellville Police Department.