A man was arrested around 3 a.m. Sunday after a pursuit that ended at North McPherson and North Fowler Avenue for 11 total charges along with warrants for his arrest, according to a Hopkinsville police report.
Officers reportedly observed Nicholas F. Beasley, 28, Hopkinsville, driving on North McPherson with the license plate not illuminated.
When officers attempted to make a stop on his vehicle, Beasley continued to the dead end of North McPherson and finally stopped. As the officer attempted to approach the vehicle, Beasley allegedly backed up and attempted to hit the officer with his vehicle, forcing the officer to jump out of the way to avoid being hit.
Beasley reportedly fled from police at high rates of speed, driving recklessly and erratically. Officers pursued Beasley, during which officers' vehicles were being struck by methamphetamine and marijuana that Beasley allegedly threw out of his vehicle.
Police were able to stop Beasley with with spike strips. Upon contact with Beasley, officers could see meth and marijuana in plain view in the vehicle, the report stated.
Beasley reportedly refused a blood test from Jennie Stuart Medical Center.
The report added that Beasley was operating on a suspended license and has several warrants out for his arrest, which were not provided in the report.
Beasley was charged with rear license not illuminated, first-degree assault of an officer, first-degree wanton endangerment of an officer, first-degree fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle), reckless driving, tampering with physical evidence, trafficking in marijuana less than eight ounces (first offense), first-degree trafficking in methamphetamine over two grams (second offense), operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence and possession of drug paraphernalia.
In other reports:
Catherine Williams, 53, Hopkinsville, was arrested Sunday night while at Piggly Wiggly on North Main Street for first-degree robbery after she assaulted an employee while committing a theft, according to an HPD report.D'Angelo Huie, 26, Hopkinsville, was arrested Friday night at Denzil Drive for charges of fourth-degree assault (dating violence), third-degree assault of an officer, resisting arrest and harboring a vicious animal, according to an HPD report.Shea Hale reported that between Saturday and Monday morning someone stole several tools, worth a total of $2,294, from her shed located at her home on Donna Drive, according to HPD report.Donna Hutton reported that between 2:36 p.m. and 2:44 p.m. someone kicked in the door to her home on Holley Street and assaulted her before stealing her phone while she was attempting to speak with law enforcement, according to an HPD report.Phyllis Norrid reported that around 9 a.m. Aug. 22, someone stole earrings and an antique ring, worth a total of $2,320, from her home on Keeton Drive, according to an HPD report.Jessica Brown reported that around 12:30 p.m. Monday, someone used counterfeit money at the Dodge's store on West Seventh Street, according to an HPD report.
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.