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Russell Springs man, Somerset woman face theft, drug charges

Following a response to a report of an attempt to take $2,100 in merchandise from Columbia Walmart, Columbia Police give chase to fleeing suspects who were apprehended while traveling east on the Cumberland Parkway. Suspects lodged in Adair County Regional Jail.
Note: Charges/allegations are not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by law enforcement is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceeding.

By Ofc Josh Brockman, Public Information Officer
Columbia Police Department, Chief Jason Cross

Columbia Police have arrested two people on theft and drug charges. On Wednesday, October 4, 2017 Columbia Police Officers were dispatched to Walmart to a reported theft.

Officers were advised that a white female wearing a black hoodie had attempted to push a shopping cart with approximately $2,100 dollars in merchandise out the exit without paying; when approached she left the cart and fled on foot with two of thebags that were in the cart.

Officers, once on scene learned that she had fled the area in a black 4 door car and had headed east on the LBN parkway.

Officers were able to catch the vehicle on parkway and initiated a traffic stop.BR/ As a result of the stop over 700 dollars of merchandise were recovered along with illegal narcotics.

Arrested were:
- Paul Meece, 25, of Russell Springs, KY - charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree Methamphetamine
Sarah Nicely, 30, of Somerset, KY - charged with Felony Theft by Unlawful Taking over $500
The arrests were made by CPD Ofc. Josh Brockman and Ofc. Charles Greer. The suspects were lodged in Adair County Regional Jail .

This story was posted on 2017-10-05 23:20:59
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