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Teenager possessing gun, alcohol arrested

A teenager was recently arrested after police found a revolver to be in his possession while under the influence and operating an ATV.

Dylan Thomas, 18, of Cawood, was arrested by Harlan County Sheriff’s Office deputy Cody Bargo on Jan. 28.

According to the citation, Thomas passed a vehicle while operating an ATV on KY 840 and failed to stop when the deputy activated his lights and sirens. Thomas allegedly turned onto Chad Street in Loyall and eventually stopped near Green Street, where he dismounted the ATV and attempted to run.

After a short foot pursuit, Bargo apprehended Thomas and found a quart jar of an alcoholic beverage and a revolver to be in his possession. The officer said he also smelled strongly of alcohol and did not possess a valid operator’s license or a helmet.

Implied consent was read at Harlan ARH, where Thomas allegedly consented to all requested tests.

Thomas was charged with improper passing, first-degree fleeing/evading police (on foot), second-degree fleeing/evading police (motor vehicle), operation of motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol (under age 21), failure to comply with helmet law (under age 21) and no operator’s license.

Thomas was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $2,500 surety bond.

In other police activity:

• Michelle Boring, 40, of Harlan, was arrested by Harlan Police Department officers on Jan. 24. She was charged with second-degree burglary and was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 full-cash bond, 10 percent with bail credit;

• Nicholas Saylor, 36, of Harlan, was arrested by Harlan County Sheriff’s Office deputies on Jan. 24. He was charged with flagrant non-support, two counts non-payment of court costs/fees/fines, giving an officer false identifying information, identity theft and contempt of court. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a five full-cash bonds totaling $4,201.68;

• Adam Caldwell, 32, of Bledsoe, was arrested by Kentucky State Police troopers on Jan. 25. He was charged with receiving stolen property (under $10,000). He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond, 10 percent with bail credit;

• Heather Hobbs, 36, of Wallins, was arrested by Kentucky State Police troopers on Jan. 25. She was charged with identity theft, second-degree fleeing/evading police (on foot), resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, contempt of court and fraud use of a credit card (between $500 and $10,000). She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond, 10 percent with bail credit;

• Mark Eldridge, 41, of Tazewell, Tenn., was arrested by Harlan Police Department officers on Jan. 26. He was charged with first-degree possession of controlled substance (drug unspecified), operating on suspended/revoked operator’s license, operation of motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs/alcohol, operation of motor vehicle with only one headlight and failure to appear. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,500 full-cash bond;

• Tyrone Smith, 47, of London, was arrested by Harlan County Detention Center officers on Jan. 28. He was charged with flagrant non-support and was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center;

• Michelle Harp, 38, of Harlan, was arrested by Harlan County Sheriff’s Office deputies on Jan. 28. She was charged with first-degree possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine), third-degree possession of controlled substance (drug unspecified), failure to wear seat belts, possession of controlled substance and operation of motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs/alcohol. She was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $2,500 full-cash bond;

• Billy Brock, 32, of Coldiron, was arrested by Harlan Police Department officers on Jan. 28. He was charged as a persistent felony offender II with third-degree escape, first- and second-degree fleeing/evading police (on foot), resisting arrest, two counts third-degree criminal trespassing, first-degree wanton endangerment (police officer) and menacing. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on two-full cash bonds totaling $4,000;

• Tommy Saylor, 53, of Evarts, was arrested by Evarts Police Department officers on Jan. 29. He was charged with receiving stolen property (under $10,000) and theft by unlawful taking (under $500). He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $2,500 full-cash bond;

• Joshua Nantz, 28, of Cranks, was arrested by Kentucky State Police troopers on Jan. 29. He was charged with first-degree possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine) and was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $2,500 full-cash bond.