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GARRETT — Five people were arrested Wednesday evening when officers serving a simple warrant ended up filing multiple charges of methamphetamine-related offenses.

According to police records, Kentucky State Police Troopers Adam Hensley and John Gabbard went to a residence on Rister Road in Garrett to serve an outstanding warrant on Rodney Scott Jr.

Troopers state that, after ten minutes of knocking, they were let into the house by a female, April Layne, who advised the troopers that no one else was in the home. Troopers reported they heard movement in the ceiling and, upon inspection, Trooper Gabbard located two male subjects and identified one as Scott.

According to Hensley’s report, the other subject, Jason Hicks, came down willingly, while Scott refused. “Trooper Gabbard then entered the ceiling and crawled toward the above subject who went to the back of the house.”

Hensley alleges Scott then fell through the ceiling into the closet in the bedroom and ran out a side door. Hensley gave chase and said Scott did not respond to his orders to stop running, but eventually tripped and fell to the ground.

“As I came up to him, he took an aggressive stance toward me,” Hensley says in his report. “I then administered my state-issued X26 taser and the above subject became compliant with my demands.”

According to Hensley, after taking Scott into custody, he found a small plastic box on him which appeared to contain meth.

While in the attic, Gabbard located a loaded 4/10 pump-action shotgun in the area that the two males in the attic had been seen.

In his report, Gabbard says Scott was intoxicated on marijuana.

Scott, 30, of Garrett, was arrested and lodged in the Floyd County Detention Center on charges of first-degree fleeing and evading police (2 counts), first-degree wanton endangerment (2 counts), resisting arrest (2 counts), public intoxication, menacing (2 counts), first-degree possession of a controlled substance, second-degree disorderly conduct, and second-degree criminal mischief.

Jason R. Hicks, 34, of Wayland, was arrested and charged with first-degree fleeing or evading police, first-degree wanton endangerment, resisting arrest, public intoxication of a controlled substance, menacing, hindering prosecution or apprehension, second-degree criminal mischief, and second-degree disorderly conduct.

April Layne, 22, of Prestonsburg, was arrested and charged with hindering prosecution.

Also arrested in the home, were a male and female who were found unconscious when police entered the house. Marquita D. Rister, 20, of Garrett, and Andrew Parsons, 27, of Mousie, were unconscious on a couch when police entered the home. Gabbard’s report states that a purse was found between the two which contained two marijuana pipes, a lighter, marijuana residue in one of the pipes and possible meth residue in the other.

Rister and Parsons were each charged with possession of marijuana, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia (2 counts), and “violation not stated.”

All of the above subjects were lodged in the Floyd County Detention Center, and preliminary hearings are set for Monday Jan. 21.

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