Man, woman arrested on drugs, gun charges after police chase in McCracken Co.

Man, woman arrested on drugs, gun charges after police chase in McCracken Co.
Anthony L. Nance, Jr. (Source: McCracken Co. Sheriff's Department)
Anthony L. Nance, Jr. (Source: McCracken Co. Sheriff's Department)
Lindsay J. Clapp (Source: McCracken Co. Sheriff's Department)
Lindsay J. Clapp (Source: McCracken Co. Sheriff's Department)

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - McCracken County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Paducah couple Tuesday night on multiple gun and drug offense after a vehicle chase.

On Tuesday, the McCracken County Sheriff's Department received a complaint alleging that a Silver Ford Taurus was possibly involved in illegal drug activity.

A deputy found the car near the intersection of North 16th and Martin Luther King Blvd.

The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver sped away.

Deputies tried to follow the vehicle, but lost sight of it.

Deputies were notified by central dispatch a short time later that the fleeing vehicle struck the rear of another vehicle at the intersection of HC Mathis and North 8th Street.

The driver of that vehicle was not injured.

Deputies lost sight of the vehicle , which fled the area before deputies arrived.

A few minutes later at around 7:39 p.m., a patrolman saw the vehicle pulling into a motel located at 5120 Hinkleville Road in Paducah.

He attempted to stop the vehicle, but the vehicle drove away again.

Officials chased the vehicle onto James Sander Blvd where the driver eventually lost control of the vehicle near the intersection of Pecan Drive and the vehicle was disabled.

The driver, later identified as Anthony Nance Jr., got out of the vehicle and ran away, but was arrested by officials after a short foot chase.

Deputies seized $1,245 in US currency from Nance that is believed to proceeds of illegal drug sales.

Lindsay Clapp, the front seat passenger of the vehicle, was detained for questioning, but later released.

Deputies and Paducah Police officers, who assisted with the investigation, searched the vehicle where they found a loaded .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun (that had been reported stolen), quantities of Cocaine, Marijuana, Xanax, Adderall, Ecstasy, Diazepam, synthetic marijuana and other items of assorted drug paraphernalia.

In the ensuing investigation, deputies learned that Nance and Clapp had rented a motel room at the motel they were seen fleeing from.

Deputies secured the motel room to obtain a search warrant.

A man was seen approaching the hotel room in question while detectives were obtaining the search warrant.

Deputies spoke with the man, who admitted that Clapp had contacted him and ask him to go to the room and remove a handgun.

Detectives executed the search warrant at the motel room just after midnight on Wednesday.

During a search of room detectives seized an additional loaded .38 caliber handgun and other items of drug paraphernalia.

Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Clapp on Wednesday. She was arrested at the McCracken County Sheriff's Department.

Nance was on felony parole at the time of his arrest and has four prior convictions for trafficking in cocaine.

Clapp was recently released from prison after she was convicted of felony hindering apprehension in 2012 when she helped Donald Fowler, her boyfriend at the time, flee Paducah after a fatal shooting.

Fowler was later convicted of murder and is currently serving at 30-year sentence.

Nance was charged with fleeing or evading the police,firearm enhanced trafficking in cocaine,e, firearm enhanced trafficking in a 2nd degree controlled substance-Adderall, firearm enhanced trafficking in a 3rd degree controlled substance-Xanax,  firearm enhanced trafficking in marijuana, possession of a 1st degree controlled substance-Ecstacy, possession of handgun by a convicted felon- two counts, receiving stolen property-firearm and possession of drug paraphernalia

Clapp was charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, possession of a synthetic drug and attempted tampering with physical evidence.

The investigation is continuing.

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