Methamphetamine Arrests after Foot Pursuit on Gobblers Knob Road in Southeastern Kentucky

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BARBOURVILLE, KY March 7, 2022) - The Knox County Sheriff's Department is reporting that: On Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at approximately 5:30 P.M. Knox County Deputy Darian Abner observed 28-year-old Joshua Taylor of Bryants Store, KY sitting in a black 2005 Silverado 4x4 on Gobblers Knob Lane. The deputy knew Taylor had multiple outstanding bench warrants for his arrest.

When Taylor saw Deputy Abner, he exited the truck and fled the area on foot running down Gobblers Knob Road toward South KY 11. He was apprehended after a short foot pursuit and a search incident to arrest revealed (2) two clear plastic baggies containing suspected Methamphetamine

Joshua Taylor was arrested and lodged in the Knox County Detention Center charged with;

  • Fleeing or evading police – 1st degree (on foot)
  • Resisting arrest
  • Possession of controlled substance – 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine)

Mr. Taylor was also served with four warrants for:

  • (2) two separate possession of a handgun by a convicted felon charges
  • (2) two separate trafficking controlled substance – 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine), Buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, Persistent felony offender II and Motor vehicle offenses

Photo of the accused is courtesy of the Knox County Detention Center.

During the incident consent was asked for and given to search the vehicle which yielded (2) two clear plastic baggies containing suspected Methamphetamine.

One of the two baggies was in the purse of passenger, 26-year-old Brittany Cox, also of Bryants Store, which was in the floorboard where she had been seated.

The other was in a compartment in the dashboard near the radio.

Brittany Cox was charged with:

  • Possession of controlled substance – 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine)

This individual was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center

Photo of the accused is from the Knox County, Ky. Sheriff's Department.

 

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