A Hopkinsville man was arrested around 2:40 a.m. Friday while at West Seventh Street and Westwood Drive after he allegedly resisted arrest and was found to be trafficking in drugs, according to a Hopkinsville Police Department report.
Tommy E. Byars, 39, was found by officers crunched down in the middle of West Seventh Street digging around in a bag, the report stated.
Upon contact with Byars, police said that Byars appeared to be fidgety and nervous, which made officers believe him to be under the influence of drugs.
Officers could allegedly see a weapon that Byars had on his person. Police then began to frisk him to determine if he had any other weapons his on person. Byars allegedly resisted officers as they attempted to frisk him.
Police then arrested Byars, however, he continued to resist arrest, the report added.
A search of his person and his bag revealed that Byars was in possession of a large amount of unspecified drugs and drug paraphernalia.
Byars was charged with public intoxication, resisting arrest, first-degree trafficking in a drug unspecified and possession of drug paraphernalia.
In other reports
• Caleb R. Stutts, 27, Hopkinsville, was arrested around 5:10 p.m. Thursday while at LaFayette Road and Kaufman Drive for failure to wear seat belts, no moped operator's license, failure to maintain required insurance, booster seat violations, first-degree possession of a drug unspecified and endangering the welfare of a minor, according to an HPD report.
• James Knight reported that between 4:30 and 11:40 p.m. Thursday, someone stole a utility trailer from his property on South Virginia Street, according to an HPD report.
This information was obtained through police, police reports or the Christian County Jail. Readers are reminded that a charge is only an accusation and everyone is entitled to the presumption of innocence until proven guilty in a court of law.