A Russell Springs man was arrested Sunday on multiple drug charges and traffic violations, as well as attempted escape charges.
According to Russell County Sheriff Derek Polston, James Richard Goins, age 35, was arrested Sunday morning by Deputy Sheriff Corey Meyer and charged with criminal trespassing first degree, escape second degree, fleeing or evading police on foot, possession of an unspecified drug, ATV violations, reckless driving, assault of a police officer, resisting arrest, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, disorderly conduct first degree, possession of marijuana, trafficking in methamphetamine, fleeing or evading police in a vehicle, and escape third degree. Meyer made the arrest on East Highway 619 at about 10:25 Sunday morning.
Goins was taken to the emergency room and attempted to escape from the hospital, but was quickly located by deputies before escaping the facility.
Deputy Meyer is leading the investigation and was assisted on scene by Deputy Nathan Bradshaw, Russell Springs Police Officer Kyle Wilson, Russell Springs Police Chief Tim Pierce, Chief Deputy Jerry Melson, and Sheriff Derek Polston.
The case is expected to be presented to a grand jury where more charges are expected.
Goins was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center at around 12:42 p.m.