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Felony Arrest in Rowan County

Date of News Release: 04/19/2011

(Morehead, Ky.) -- On April 18, 2011, at 7:54 PM, Kentucky State Police Morehead, received a tip that Thomas Yonts was at a residence on Greenbend Road in Morehead, Ky., who was wanted by several agencies. Trooper Eugene Robinson, Trooper David Zimmerman, Trooper Anson Tribby, and Sergeant Rob Conn responded to the residence. Mr. Yonts then fled out the back door. After a short foot chase the subject stopped and was apprehended without incident. Mr. Yonts was place under arrest and charged with Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st Degree, Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon, Possession of Handgun by Convicted Felon, Possession Control Substance 3rd Degree 1st Off (drug Unspecified), Possession of Marijuana, Drug Paraphernalia, and Warrants from Lecheter County Sheriffs Office. Mr. Yonts is being lodged at Rowan County Detention Center. The incident remains under investigation by Trooper David Zimmerman.

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