A Russell Springs man is facing numerous charges after fleeing from a Deputy and resisting arrest.
Friday evening around 7:30 p.m. Deputy Evan Burton went to 4497 Hwy. 379 to locate Jesse R. Burchett, 29, on three warrants including one for Parole Violations. Deputy Burton contacted Burchett in the front yard. He then fled on foot but was apprehended a few minutes later in nearby woods. Deputy Burton observed Burchett throw a small bag during the foot chase. The bag contained several items of drug paraphernalia. Burchett fled on foot a second time, however he was quickly caught again.
In addition to the original warrants for his arrest, Burchett is now charged with Fleeing from Police on Foot, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Disorderly Conduct, Escape, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Giving Officer a False Name or Information.
While being processed at the Russell County Detention Center, Deputy Jailers found a baggie containing “crystal meth” on Burchett. He has also been charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (Meth) and Promoting Contraband 1st Degree.
Deputy Burton was assisted by Sheriff Clete McAninch, RSPD Sgt. Nathan Bradshaw, RSPD Officer Nathan Antle and JPD Officer Jeremy England.