UC man facing multiple charges
Posted: Monday, June 11, 2012 5:00 pm
A Union City man is being lodged in the Fulton County Detention Center on a $2,500 cash bond after an incident in Fulton County, Ky., over the weekend.
Thurman Denton, 56, of Union City is charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, drugs, etc. .08 (aggravated circumstances) first offense, possession of open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, tampering with physical evidence and possession of controlled substance first degree, first offense (cocaine).
Also arrested was Lendell Gaston, 49, of Hickman. Ky. He is charged with contempt of court libel/slander resistance to order. He is being lodged in the Fulton County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash bond.
The two were arrested Saturday evening after a deputy with the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office received a tip regarding an individual defying his court-ordered curfew out of the Fulton County Circuit Court. According to a press release issued Sunday by the sheriff’s department, the individual was leaving his residence in Hickman and traveling to Union City. In an apparent effort to avoid law enforcement, the subject had swapped vehicles with another individual.
The deputy located the vehicles traveling on State Route 125 and detained both vehicles on the State Line Road. One vehicle was occupied by Gaston, the other by Denton. The FCSO K-9 unit was called to the scene and indicated the smell of drugs on both vehicles. The report states a white container with cocaine crack rocks was found outside the passenger side of the Ford Explorer being driven by Denton. Denton denied any knowledge of the illegal drugs. After reviewing the dash camera footage at a later date, the footage showed Denton throwing the container out the passenger window. Both subjects had the presence of alcohol on their breath and admitted they had been drinking, according to the report.
The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be filed.
A sheriff’s department official expressed thanks to everyone for the tips the department receives on any criminal activity. “This time it paid off and we were able to catch the subjects,” the official said, adding “All tips remain completely confidential.”
Published in The Messenger 6.11.12