A man is facing multiple charges including first-degree escape after allegedly attempting to flee from police following his arrest.
Bryan Tompkins, 25, of Harlan, was arrested by Harlan City Police Officer George Young on Wednesday.
According to a citation, Tompkins was seen driving a vehicle with a license plate on it that expired in June 2006. A valid decal that belonged to another vehicle – a 2010 Chevrolet van registered to Brad Abraham of Wallins – was on the plate.
Tompkins was charged with improper display or registration plate, theft of motor vehicle registration plate, no registration receipt, no registration plates, failure of owner to maintain required insurance and failure to produce insurance card and transported to the Harlan County Detention Center.
Another citation states while Young was taking Tompkins from his cruiser to the detention center, Tompkins fled across a field into a river. Tompkins was wearing a cast on his right arm and had not been restrained.
The citation further states a deputy jailer and a Harlan Animal Control officer crossed the river and apprehended Tompkins.
Tompkins was additionally charged with first-degree escape and first-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot) and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on full cash bonds totaling $1, 500.
In other police activity, Shannon Marlowe, 34, of LeJunior, was arrested on an indictment warrant by Kentucky State Police Trooper Danny Caudill on Wednesday.
Marlowe was charged with first-degree promoting contraband, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, second-degree assault, first-degree wanton endangerment (two counts), operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol and leaving the scene of an accident.
Marlowe was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on two full cash bonds totaling $110,000.
Joe P. Asher may be reached at 606-573-4510, ext. 1161 or on Twitter joe_hde