Graves County Wreck Leads to Four Arrests
By Joe Jackson
BELL CITY, KY - Four people were arrested on methamphetamine and other charges following a wreck Thursday morning in Graves County.
Graves County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the wreck on KY 97 near Bell City and found blood in the car but couldn’t locate the driver. Deputies later located the driver, 52-year-old Melodee Johnson of Mayfield, at a home on Schrader Road, approximately three miles from the accident scene. She came to the door bleeding and holding her chest.
Mayfield-Graves County EMS was called and transported Johnson to Jackson Purchase Medical Center. While deputies were waiting for EMS to arrive they located 21-year-old Anthony Travis of Dukedom inside the home. He was arrested for an outstanding warrant out of Calloway County.
Deputies then spotted a white powdery substance on a mirror with a razor blade on the counter in plain view. A glass meth pipe was found lying on a table nearby with residue. It too was in plain view of police.
A search warrant was obtained for the home and adjacent buildings. Several chemicals and tools used in manufacturing meth were located along with residue from a recent meth cook. A small amount of meth and various items of paraphernalia were also found.
In addition to Travis, deputies arrested 33-year-old Shane Chapman of Bell City and 22-year-old Kristen Dunlap-Biggers of Palmersville, TN. They were each charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, trafficking controlled substance meth, possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia. Chapman was also charged with tampering with physical evidence and hindering apprehension and prosecution. All three were lodged in the Graves County Jail.
Johnson was taken to the Graves County Courthouse after her release from the hospital where she was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, trafficking controlled substance meth, possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence, failure to report an accident, no registration plate, no registration receipt, no insurance, reckless driving, failure to notify DOT of address change and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. She too was lodged in the Graves County Jail.