Kentucky State Police arrested a man for trafficking methamphetamine, among other charges, on Tuesday morning after troopers noticed a pickup truck with a license plate that belonged to a different vehicle.
The plate belonging to the truck was reported as junked, according to a citation. Troopers then pulled over the vehicle on Miracle Street in Berea and spoke with Rodney Agee, 39, Shortline Pike, Berea, who was driving the truck.
Troopers asked Agee about the plate, and he said he guessed it belonged on the truck, but wasn't sure, the citation states.
Troopers then learned Agee was wanted on warrants and that his license was suspended, according to the citation. They told Agee about the warrants and placed him in handcuffs.
Then, troopers learned the pickup truck was stolen from Jackson County and was originally silver, but had been spray-painted black, the citation states. Troopers asked Agee about the truck, and he said he wasn't going to get anyone else in trouble.
Troopers searched the truck before taking Agee to the Madison County Detention Center, the citation states. They found a pouch near where his right leg was that contained several syringes, several baggies and suspected crystal methamphetamine in separate packages.
Agee said all the items belonged to him, according to the citation. However, he again refused to say where he got the stolen vehicle.
Agee remained in jail Tuesday afternoon, according to online jail records. He was charged with no registration receipt, no registration plates, operating on a suspended or revoked license, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, improper display of registration plates, receiving stolen property (less than $10,000) and first-degree controlled substance trafficking (2 grams or more of methamphetamine).
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Madison County deputies arrested Marco Chaidez, 32, Jason Drive, Richmond, Monday afternoon on a Madison County indictment warrant that charges him with second-degree assault (domestic violence).
Chaidez was arrested at the Madison County Sheriff's Department and was taken to the MCDC, where he remained Tuesday afternoon, according to online jail records.
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Lexington police arrested Steven Epperson, 42, Lexington, on Oct. 23 on a Madison County warrant that charges him with two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.
According to the warrant, on Sept. 7, Epperson cashed two checks on the account of a business that were made out to him. One check was in the amount of $2,283, and the other was in the amount of $2,345.
Both checks were cashed, and later, it was discovered the checks were fraudulent and made to resemble payroll checks, the warrant states. The business also reported to the bank that Epperson was not an employee with the business.
Epperson was transferred to the MCDC Monday afternoon and remained there Tuesday afternoon, according to online jail records.
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Kentucky State Police arrested Keith Cates, 47, unknown address, on a Rockcastle County warrant for second-degree escape Monday afternoon.
According to the warrant, Cates is a state inmate who was being lodged in the Rockcastle County Detention Center. While he was on work detail for Brodhead, he walked away from the sewer plant where he was working.
Cates was arrested on Gravel Lick Branch Road in Berea, according to a citation, and was taken to the MCDC, where he remained Tuesday afternoon, according to online jail records.
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