A man was arrested at around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday while on Walnut Street on drug charges and several warrants after he attempted to flee from police on foot, according to a Hopkinsville Police Department report.

The report states officers observed Robert Calvin, 42, Hopkinsville, riding a bicycle at the intersection of East 21st Street, Walnut Street and Fort Campbell Boulevard and had known him to have active warrants for his arrest.

An officer attempted to make contact with Calvin, but as Calvin saw the officer, Calvin allegedly did not stop and continued on his bike, the report said.

Calvin eventually did drop his bike and began to flee from police on foot, heading towards the 1900 block of Walnut before going to the back parking lot of McGee Pest Control, according to the report.

The officer was able to get Calvin on the ground, however, he allegedly continued to resist arrest, making it difficult for the officer to handcuff him. A second officer was able to assist the officer and arrest Calvin, the report stated.

After he was arrested, officers searched Calvin and allegedly discovered a small bag of methamphetamine inside a black case that was reportedly found in his pants pocket, according to the report.

Calvin was taken to the Christian County Jail, where he allegedly admitted to jail staff that he had swallowed three grams of meth, five oxycontin and four xanax pills while he was running from the officer, the report added.

Calvin was charged with resisting arrest, second-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot), first-degree possession of meth (third offense or greater) and tampering with physical evidence. Calvin was also served two Christian County warrants for probation violation.

The following 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

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