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KSP Pursuit in Graves County Leads to Drug Arrest

Date of News Release: 2/27/2017

Hickory, Ky.(February 27, 2017) - On February 26, 2017, at 10:46 P.M., Trooper John Gordon attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a 2003 Chevrolet Impala for a traffic violation near the intersection of KY 121 and Paducah Road. The vehicle fled and a pursuit was initiated. The pursuit ended near KY 1748 and Old Dukedom Road.

The driver, James E. Blakemore, 19 of Mayfield, was arrested and charged with Failure to wear a Seatbelt (Violation), Speeding (Violation), Disregarding a Stop Sign (Violation), Wanton Endangerment 1st degree (Class D Felony), Fleeing or Evading Police – Motor Vehicle 1st Degree (Class D Felony), and Criminal Mischief 1st Degree (Class D Felony), Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense Methamphetamine greater than 2 grams (Class D Felony), Trafficking in Marijuana greater than 8 ounces (Class D Felony), and DUI 1st aggravating circumstances (Class B Misdemeanor).

A Passenger, Brendan C. Ellegood, 19 of Mayfield, was arrested and charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense Methamphetamine greater than 2 grams (Class D Felony), Trafficking in Marijuana greater than 8 ounces (Class D Felony), and Public Intoxication (Class B Misdemeanor).

Blakemore and Ellegood were lodged in the Graves County Detention Facility. The investigation is ongoing by Trooper Gordon. KSP was assisted by the Mayfield Police Department and Graves County Sheriff’s Office.