A Closplint man is facing charges including wanton endangerment after allegedly attempting to hit another vehicle head on and then giving chase.
Mitchell Glenn Short, 37, was arrested by Kentucky State Police Trooper Jared Boggs on Thursday.
According to the citation, Short attempted to hit another man’s vehicle head on while traveling on KY 38 near Closplint. Short also slammed on his brakes and turned to chase the other vehicle. He came up behind the other person at a high rate of speed and almost struck it. Short then passed the other vehicle, blocked the roadway and ran back to the other vehicle in a threatening manner. Short was yelling and screaming with his fist clinched and attempted to persuade the other person to get out of their car.
Short was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, harassment and menacing. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.
In other police activity:
• Johnny Madden, 61, of Evarts, was arrested by Evarts City Police Officer Joseph Jones on Sunday. Madden was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of a legend drug, possession of marijuana and operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center;
• Tina Britt, 45, of Harlan, was arrested on Friday by Harlan City Police Officer Tyler Hensley. She was charged with first-degree promoting contraband and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $1,500 full cash bond;
• Phillip J. Johnson, 58, of Berea, was arrested on an indictment warrant by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Lewis. Johnson was indicted for flagrant non-support and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $2,500 full cash bond;
• Melissa Leanne Mink, 32, of Williamsburg, was served with an indictment warrant on Thursday. She was indicted for unlawful possession of meth precursor, tampering with physical evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $3,000 full cash bond.
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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