A Wallins man has been arrested on multiple charges including resisting arrest after police allegedly found him asleep at the wheel of a running car in a parking lot holding a BB gun.
Leslie Saylor, 24, was arrested on Thursday by Kentucky State Police Trooper Rodney Sturgill.
According to the citation, police responded to a call and found Saylor passed out at the wheel of a running vehicle in the Walmart parking lot. He had what appeared to be a handgun in his lap with his finger on the trigger. He refused to comply with police commands to put the gun down for nearly two hours, finally dropping the gun. Saylor was removed from the cart and began resisting while handcuffs were being applied. The gun was discovered to be a BB gun resembling a 9mm handgun. Saylor admitted to having taken methamphetamine and other narcotics prior to police arrival.
Saylor was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, failure to maintain required insurance, failure to produce insurance card, no operator’s/moped license, obstructed vision and or windshield, resisting arrest, second-degree disorderly conduct and menacing.
He was additionally served with an arrest warrant obtained previously by KSP Trooper Andy Soltess charging him with receiving stolen property (firearm).
Saylor was also served with an indictment warrant. He was indicted on a charge of receiving stolen property.
Saylor was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $3,000 full cash bond and a $7,500 bond secured by 10 percent.
In other police activity, Kevin Miracle, 35, of Pathfork, was arrested by KSP Trooper Brandon Burton on Thursday.
Miracle was charged with public intoxication by a controlled substance, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence and failure to wear a seat belt. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.
A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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