A Loyall man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly attempted to flee from police.
Greg Cornett, 41, was arrested by Loyall City Police Officer Mitch Alford on Wednesday.
According to the citation, Alford observed Cornett traveling on Wilkerson Street and his license plate was not illuminated. Alford turned toward Cornett’s vehicle. Cornett sped up and turned into Courtney Street without signaling. Alford attempted to stop the vehicle as it went through an intersection without stopping for a stop sign. Cornett then turned into the parking lot of the post office without signaling. Cornett jumped out of the vehicle and dropped an object on the ground. Police recovered the object, which is suspected of being a marijuana cigarette. Cornett’s driver’s license had been suspended for DUI. Alford patted Cornett down and found a knife concealed in his pocket. Cornett’s eyes were bloodshot, and his speech was slurred.
The citation also states Cornett failed a sobriety test including a walk and turn and heel to toe. Alford emptied Cornett’s pockets and located a clear baggie with a crystal type substance believed to be methamphetamine and multiple pills. An unlabeled pill bottle was also found that contained more pills that are believed to be hydrocodone as well as a large amount of cash in several denominations. Cornett was transported to Harlan ARH Hospital where he submitted to a blood test.
Cornett was charged with reckless driving, failure to or improper signal, disregarding stop sign, second-degree fleeing or evading police, driving on a DUI suspended license, tampering with physical evidence, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, possession of marijuana, three counts first- degree trafficking a controlled substance, third-degree trafficking a controlled substance and prescription controlled substance not in original container.
Cornett was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center without bond.
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