Russell Springs Man Arrested Following Short Pursuit

A Russell Springs man was arrested numerous charges Thursday morning following a brief pursuit. According to Russell County Sheriff Derek Polston, Russell County Dispatch received a call of a disturbance at a residence on North 127 on Stephens Lane involving Jeffrey Newland.

Russell Springs Police Officer Jeremy West made contact with Newland’s vehicle at a church where he then fled. The pursuit continued up north 127 to the intersection of 76 where Newland attempted to turn, but struck a tree. Officers were able to apprehend Jeffrey Newland and get him into custody.

Newland was treated and released from Russell County Hospital and is now charged with a total of 12 felonies plus 2 misdemeanor charges. These include:

  • 2 counts of fleeing and evading 1st degree (motor vehicle)
  • 2 counts of Wanton Endangerment 1st degree Police Officer.
  • 5 Counts of Wanton Endangerment 1st degree.
  • 1 count of fleeing and evading 1st degree in foot.
  • Possession of a controlled substance 1st degree 1st Offense Meth.
  • 1 Count of Possession of a controlled substance 1st degree Heroin.
  • Resisting Arrest and Operating on a suspended driver’s license.

Deputy Clint Pace and Russell Springs Police Officer Jeremy West are the investigating officers. If you suspect illegal drug activity in your neighborhood, call the Russell County Sheriff’s Drug/Wanted Persons tip-line at 270-343-8116, all callers will remain anonymous.

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