Last updated: October 14. 2013 9:56PM - 2898 Views
Joe P. Asher Staff Writer



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An alleged incident involving a vehicle and a pedestrian has a Lejunior woman facing charges, including assault and wanton endangerment.


Shannon E. Marlowe, 33, was arrested by Evarts Police Chief Lupe Blas following a Sunday evening incident involving Marlowe. Police said she struck T.J. Swanner with a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am.


According to the citation, police responded to a report of a pedestrian being hit by a vehicle. When police arrived at the scene, Swanner was on the ground. Witnesses told police that Marlowe had purposely ran a red Pontiac Grand Am toward Swanner, striking him and knocking him to the ground.


The citation states after Swanner was on the ground, Marlowe backed up and attempted to run over him. Another male allegedly pulled Swanner out of the way and kept him from being run over. Witnesses told police Marlowe left the scene.


Police located Marlowe who allegedly admitted to hitting Swanner when he “jumped in front of the car,” according to the citation.


Marlowe was charged with first-degree assault, first-degree wanton endangerment, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, leaving the scene of an accident and tampering with physical evidence.


Marlowe was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $50,000 full cash bond.


Marlowe was additionally charged with first-degree promoting contraband at the Harlan County Detention Center after allegedly being found to be in possession of Xanax pills and Suboxone strips.


In other police activity:


* Ryan Long, 21, of Middleton, Penn., was arrested Sunday by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Lewis and charged with first-degree trafficking a controlled substance, first-degree wanton endangerment and operating a motor vehicle under the influence.


Long was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 full cash bond;


* Lawrence Smith, 38, of Evarts, was arrested by Evarts Police Officer William Clogston on Sunday and charged with first-degree trafficking a controlled substance.


Smith was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $1,000 bond secured by 10 percent.


Reach Joe P. Asher at 606-573-4510, ext. 113, jasher@civitasmedia.com

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