A Benham man is facing multiple charges including resisting arrest after he allegedly refused to leave a person’s property.
Robby Johnson, 33, was arrested on Tuesday by Benham City Police Chief Ryan Shephard.
According to the citation, police responded to a complaint related to trespassing and arguing on Cedar Street in Benham. Johnson refused to leave the premises after being told to do so by the homeowner. The homeowner told Johnson to leave. He also ignored commands from police to leave the property, continuing to scream profanities. After further investigation, consent to search the porch area where Johnson. Police found a syringe and a knife hidden under a cushion in a chair Johnson was sitting on.
Johnson was charged with third-degree criminal trespassing, second-degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, tampering with physical evidence, carrying a concealed deadly weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.
In other police activity:
• Billy Baldwin, 60, of Cumberland, was arrested on Monday by Cumberland City Police Chief Cody Williamson. According to the citation, police received several complaints Baldwin was selling a controlled substance. Baldwin gave consent for police to search the home. He could only produce 34 strips of the 70 Suboxone strips he was supposed to have. A lock box containing cash was found under the bed. Baldwin was charged with second-degree trafficking a controlled substance and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center;
• Joseph Farley, 29, of Georgetown, was served an indictment warrant on Saturday. He was indicted for manufacturing methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a meth precursor, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 full cash bond;
• Michael David Johnson, 34, of Cumberland, was arrested on an indictment warrant by Cumberland City Police Officer Cody Bargo on Tuesday. He was indicted for flagrant non-support and persistent felony offender and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $1,000 full cash bond.
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