Joe P. Asher
Harlan County sheriff’s deputies have located and arrested a man who had been evading capture for months.
James Stevens, 45, of Cawood, was arrested on Tuesday by Deputy Mitch Alford on two counts of first-degree trafficking a controlled substance (cocaine).
According to Alford, Stevens had been in hiding for several months. Information received through an anonymous tip led deputies to a residence on Jack Stevens Road in Smith. Alford said the residence was surrounded and Stevens was arrested.
Deputies Matt Cope, Danny Lewis and Travis Freeman along with Chaplain Chris Hickey assisted in the arrest.
Stevens was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $10,000 full cash bond.
In other police action:
* Dewayne Shipman, 45, of Baxter, was arrested by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Brewer on a warrant for allegedly selling marijuana to juveniles several times between Aug. 24 and Sept. 17 within 1,000 feet of Cawood Elementary School. Shipman was located and arrested in Evarts and charged with four counts of trafficking a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school, four counts of second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor and trafficking marijuana less than 8 ounces. Shipman was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $10,000 full cash bond;
* Jeffery Chasteen, 37, of Harlan, was arrested on Wednesday by the Loyall Police Department on a charge of second-degree trafficking a controlled substance. Chasteen was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $2,000 bond;
* Curtis Halcomb, 25, of Cumberland, was arrested on Monday by the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office on charges of unlawful distribution of a meth precursor and second-degree persistent felony offender;
* Amanda Pace, 25, of Gulston, was arrested by the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday on charges of theft by deception including cold checks, receiving stolen property and failure to appear;
* Jimmy Tinsley, 33, of Coldiron, was arrested by the Harlan County Sheriff’s Office on a charge of theft by unlawful taking on Tuesday. Tinsley was placed on a $5,000 unsecured bond.
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