Defaced firearm & Controlled Substance located during Traffic Stop in Clay County

Nicholas Root

MANCHESTER, KY (January 21, 2020) - Clay County Sheriff Patrick Robinson is reporting that on January 20, 2020 at approximately 1:45 PM Clay County Chief Deputy Clifton Jones along with Clay County SRO Jared Smith arrested Nicholas Root, 28 of Fire House Road.

The arrest occurred when Chief Deputy Jones received a complaint of a male subject unlawfully operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s permission.

Chief Deputy Jones located the vehicle in the Manchester Square and conducted a traffic stop on the above.

Chief Deputy Jones conducted an investigation at which time located a controlled substance on the person of the driver along with a defaced firearm. 

Nicholas Root was charged with:

• Defacing a Firearm
• Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree
• Prescription Controlled Substance not In Original Container
• Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle 1st Offense

 The photo attached is courtesy of the Clay County Detention Center.

Assisting at the scene was Manchester City Police Officer Chris Curry.


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