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Baxter man runs nude while evading police

A Baxter man is facing charges including indecent exposure after police allegedly went to serve a probation violation warrant.

Clarence Cox, 30, was arrested by Probation and Parole on Feb. 27.

According to the citation, an officer went with Probation and Parole to serve a violation warrant when Cox resisted arrest and escaped through a trap door he had cut out into a closet floor. He managed to kick a door loose and proceeded to evade police in the mountains.

At one point, Cox laid down in front of officers and tried to camouflage himself with leaves and mud. When officers approached him, he jumped up and ran again for a third time.

Cox was finally apprehended while nude and told police he was trying to camouflage himself to keep from getting caught. Police say he appeared to be under the influence of drugs.

Cox was charged with a parole violation, failure to appear, second-degree escape, first-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot), first-degree wanton endangerment, resisting arrest, public intoxication of a controlled substance (excluding alcohol), possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and second-degree indecent exposure.

He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,500 full cash bond.

In other police activity:

• Shannon Watts, 41, of Cumberland, was arrested by the Cumberland Police Department on Feb. 24. She was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), first-degree promoting of contraband, tampering with physical evidence and a serving bench warrant. She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash bond secured by 10 percent and an additional pay or stay $658 cash bond;

• Christopher Blanton, 34, was arrested by the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office on Feb. 24. He was charged with second-degree fleeing or evading police and public intoxication of a controlled substance (excluding alcohol). He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center;

• Chasity Brock, 36, of Evarts, was arrested by the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office on Feb. 26. She was charged with second-degree burglary, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on an unsecured $2,500 cash bond;

• John Miracle, 31, of Baxter, was arrested by the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office on Feb. 26. He was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on an unsecured $3,500 cash bond;

• Paige Hensley, 21, of Baxter, was arrested by the Loyall Police Department on Feb. 27. She was charged with second-degree hindering prosecution or apprehension, second-degree disorderly conduct and third-degree terroristic threatening. She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on an unsecured $1,000 cash bond.