Marshall Co. man arrested in Paducah on drug, assault charges

Updated: Jul. 30, 2018 at 6:00 PM CDT
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PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - A tip led Paducah police to arrest a Marshall County man wanted for parole violation and in possession of various drugs.

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Officers received information that Michael Yeomans was in the parking lot of a southside Paducah restaurant, and that there was a warrant for his arrest.

A computer check showed a warrant for parole violation and two warrants from the Calvert City Police Department charging Yeomans with fourth-degree assault (domestic violence and child abuse).

When officers pulled up, Yeomans jumped from his parked SUV and ran down nearby railroad tracks.

Officer Danny Slack caught up with Yeomans a short distance away after Yeomans tripped on a rail and fell.

Officers saw a pipe commonly used for smoking methamphetamine in a cup holder in Yeomans' SUV, and K9 Huub was called to the scene.

Huub alerted to drugs in the vehicle, and officers found a large white crystal of suspected methamphetamine, 44 tablets of Lorazepam (a prescription sedative), numerous items of drug paraphernalia, digital scales and plastic bags.

Yeomans was arrested and booked into McCracken County Regional Jail.

Michael R. Yeomans, 25, who listed addresses in Benton and Calvert City, was arrested on charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, second-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot), possession of drug paraphernalia and third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance; and on warrants charging him with two counts of fourth-degree assault (domestic violence and child abuse) and parole violation.

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