Last updated: May 23. 2014 11:24AM - 1398 Views
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A high speed pursuit saw Logan County deputy Kyler Harvey chasing a Herndon man down West 9th Street in Russellville on Monday.

According to reports, when deputy Harvey stopped 41-year-old Jeffrey W. Averitt, driving a black 2000 Nissan Pathfinder around 2:53 p.m., he took off after the deputy exited his patrol car to approach. Averitt stopped his vehicle on Robins Way, getting out and fleeing on foot from deputies. He was caught seconds later and placed under arrest. Also arrested was passenger Quentin T. Cherry, 28, of Hopkinsville.

It was soon discovered that Averitt had a warrant out of the Christian County Circuit Court and was operating on a suspended license.

During the incident deputies located eight individually packaged bags of methamphetamine, multiple items of drug paraphernalia, marijuana, digital scales and $604 in cash.

Averitt was charged with operating on a suspended license; fleeing or evading police, 1st degree, in a motor vehicle; fleeing or evading police, 2nd degree, on foot; reckless driving; wanton endangerment, 1st degree; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc. .08, 1st offense (aggravated circumstances); trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine); possession of marijuana; tampering with physical evidence and other charges that are pending. Averitt was also served the Christian County Circuit Court Warrant.

Cherry was charged with public intoxication; possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; trafficking in a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine); Possession of a controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine) and tampering with physical evidence.

Both individuals were lodged in the Logan County Detention Center.

Deputy Harvey was assisted by Captain David Kitchens and deputy Chad Eggleston both of the Logan County Sheriff’s Department, Russellville Police Officers Jarrod Lyons and Mary Lynn Moore and the South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force.

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