An Evarts man is facing multiple charges including wanton endangerment after he allegedly attempted to hide evidence from police.
William Devan Farley, 28, was arrested by Harlan City Police Officer Tyler Hensley on Wednesday.
According to the citation, police received a call from a Shell gas station that Farley had possibly stolen something from the store and was sitting in the parking lot in a Chevrolet Malibu. When Hensley arrived, he saw Farley shove his hand down beside the driver’s seat. Hensley ordered Farley to put his hands on the steering wheel. After Farley complied, Hensley observed a clear bag with a pill inside in Farley’s hand and ordered him to get out of the car. Once outside the car Farley put an object in his mouth and swallowed it. Farley resisted Hensley’s attempts to keep him from swallowing the object. An uncapped needle was found in the driver’s seat of Farley’s car. Farley was read implied consent at Harlan ARH Hospital and refused all tests.
Farley was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, tampering with physical evidence, no operator’s-moped license, driving on a DUI suspended license, failure to produce insurance card, first-degree wanton endangerment and menacing.
He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.
In other police activity:
• Samantha Napier, 38, of Evarts, was arrested on an indictment warrant on Tuesday. Napier was indicted for first-degree wanton endangerment, endangering the welfare of a minor, abused or neglected child, public intoxication by controlled substance and persistent felony offender. She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 full cash bond;
• Debbie E. Hensley, 47, of Loyall, was arrested on Monday by Loyall Police Chief Mike Lunsford. Hensley was charged with first-degree trafficking a controlled substance and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $20,000 full cash bond.
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