4 arrested in connection with shooting, drug investigation in McCracken County

Four people were arrested in McCracken County on various drug and gun charges.
Published: Jan. 19, 2023 at 3:56 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 19, 2023 at 5:48 PM CST
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MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - Four people were arrested on Wednesday afternoon, January 18 following a shooting and drug investigation.

Roger D. Burpo, 47, of Bowling Green, Ky., was arrested on charges of trafficking methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, no registration plates, no registration receipt, failure to appear bench warrant and a federal probation violation warrant.

Crystal K. Brown, 40, of Paducah, Ky., was arrested on charges of firearm enhanced trafficking methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.

Chad W. Williams, 38, of Paducah, Ky., was arrested on charges of firearm enhanced trafficking in meth, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

Brandon L. Spann, 37, of Benton, Ky., was arrested on charges of first-degree assault, possession of a handgun by convicted felon, firearm enhanced possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to a release from the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office, detectives learned a fugitive from Bowling Green, Ky. was in Paducah.

Burpo had allegedly fled from the Paducah Police Department during a traffic stop earlier in the week.

Detectives determined that Burpo was staying at a home on Little Avenue in Paducah.

On January 18, detectives were conducting surveillance on the residence when they say Burpo leaving.

He was stopped and arrested without incident on Brown Street in Paducah.

Deputies say Burpo was had meth and money on him that was believed to be proceeds from illegal sales.

During the investigation, detectives learned that Burpo had been shot multiple times in his legs on January 9.

They said he was taken to an area hospital by a friend where he received treatment under an alias because he had a warrant for his arrest.

Burpo alleged that Brandon Spann had shot him during an altercation that took place at the home on Little Avenue.

The shooting was not reported to law enforcement.

Detectives obtained a search warrant for the home on Little Avenue, where the shooting had taken place. They said two people were found inside, Crystal Brown and Chad Williams.

During a search of the residence, detectives found a loaded handgun, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Detectives also found a shell casing in the yard where the shooting was alleged to have taken place.

Based on the evidence, detectives got an arrest warrant for Brandon Spann for allegedly shooting Burpo.

Spann was found later in the evening during a traffic stop on Irvin Cobb Drive in Paducah. Spann was arrested without incident.

During the arrest, detectives found a loaded handgun and marijuana inside the vehicle that Spann was driving. Spann is a convicted felon and is unable to lawfully possess firearms.

All four individuals were taken to the McCracken County Regional Jail.