Harlan County Sheriff's deputies James Vicini, Dale Halcomb and Mike Sizemore approached the North Cumberland Avenue apartment of Gregory Smith, 31, a fugitive from justice from an indictment for possession of cocaine in Ohio, on Friday around noon.
According to a police citation, when the deputies knocked on the door, Vicini said he heard a window open inside the apartment. He looked outside the hallway window and saw Smith on the rooftop. Vicini crawled through the window, but Smith jumped from the second story onto the ground.
The three deputies chased Smith for two blocks, where he climbed a wall and onto the roof of another building. Vicini said he followed him over the wall but not onto the roof, running around the side of the building instead to catch Smith when he jumped down.
Vicini said Smith resisted being place in handcuffs and screamed and yelled while being placed into a cruiser, and allegedly told officers his name was Isaiah Smith.
Vicini said Smith was “manifestly under the influence,” and told Halcomb that he had swallowed four pieces of crack cocaine. He was taken to the Harlan ARH Hospital, where he was admitted under supervision by sheriff's deputies.
Smith was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, menacing, bribery of a public servant, public intoxication, second-degree fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, tampering with physical evidence and giving an officer a false name.
He was arrested Monday and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center.
In other police news:
-- Eric L. Dixon, 32, of Cumberland, was arrested in Cumberland by Vicini early Sunday morning and charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs (first offense) and first-degree trafficking a controlled substance. He was released from jail on the same date on his own recognizance.
-- Lenville Allen Ison, 35, of Cumberland, was arrested Friday by Cumberland City Police officer Daniel Forester on a warrant for theft by unlawful talking of property valued over $300. He allegedly took various items worth over $7,000 from the home of Gale Ison, his father. He was released Saturday after a $500 bond was secured by Gale Ison.