Two men are facing multiple charges after allegedly fleeing from police on Sunday.
Raymond J. Nolan, 21, of Totz, and Shane D. Rogers, 18, of Baxter, were arrested by Loyall City Police Officer Mitch Alford.
According to the citations, Alford witnessed Nolan and Rogers traveling down County Pike, Nolan on a red motorcycle and Rogers on a white ATV. Neither vehicle had a registration plate. Alford attempted a traffic stop, and the pair took off at high speed. Rogers, who appeared at first to be stopping, nearly struck Alford as he took off at a high rate of speed while Alford was exiting his cruiser. Alford followed the pair as they ran a stop sign at a busy intersection, nearly striking other vehicles. Alford radioed headquarters, advising Nolan and Rogers were following a back road toward Rosspoint. Harlan City Police units proceeded to Rosspoint and stopped in a strait section of roadway with emergency lights activated. Nolan and Rogers failed to stop. Nolan and Rogers then turned onto U.S. 119, failing to stop at an intersection, eventually turning onto a dirt road where Rogers crashed. Rogers was found lying in the weeds near the ATV, where he was arrested. Rogers refused medical treatment. Alford and Deputy Winston Yeary made contact with Nolan, who had stopped. Nolan refused to follow commands to get off his bike. He was placed under arrest.
Rogers was charged with speeding, operating an ATV on a roadway, reckless driving, first-degree fleeing or evading police, first-degree wanton endangerment, no registration plates, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, menacing and disregarding a stop sign. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.
Nolan was charged with speeding, operating an ATV on a roadway, reckless driving, first-degree fleeing or evading police, first-degree wanton endangerment, no registration plates, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, disregarding a stop sign and resisting arrest.
Both were lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.
In other police activity:
• Harold Wayne Johnson, 40, of Cumberland, was arrested by the Cumberland City Police Officer Cody Bargo on Sunday. He was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and carrying a concealed deadly weapon. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $7,500 full cash bond;
• James D. Stephenson, 26, of Harlan, was arrested by Evarts City Assistant Police Chief Owen Noe on Friday. He was charged with driving on a DUI suspended license, excessive windshield tinting, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, failure to use child restraint device in vehicle, second-degree wanton endangerment and second-degree trafficking a controlled substance. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 full cash bond;
• Chasity Phillips, 21, of Harlan, was arrested on Friday by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Will Pope. She was charged with second- and fourth-degree assault. She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 full cash bond.
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