Traffic Stop, Pursuit Lands Paducah Man in Jail
By West Kentucky Star Staff
MCCRACKEN COUNTY - A Paducah man faces drug and other charges following a traffic stop and foot pursuit.

According to the McCracken County Sheriff's Office, deputies conducted a traffic stop early Friday morning on a car for traffic violations. Deputies said the driver, 26-year-old Jermaine Southward of Paducah, was operating the vehicle with no operator's license or registration.

Further investigation led to a search of the vehicle. While deputies were searching the vehicle, Southward fled on foot. After a short foot pursuit, Southward was apprehended and began to resist arrest. After a brief struggle, Southward was taken into custody.

The search of the vehicle continued and resulted in deputies reportedly finding methamphetamine and other drug-related items. Southward was arrested and transported to the McCracken County Regional Jail.

Southward is charged with possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia, fleeing and evading and resisting arrest.

Published 06:52 AM, Monday Jun. 10, 2019
Updated 11:21 AM, Tuesday Jun. 11, 2019

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