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Man arrested after running, throwing bag with loaded gun at officers

Police arrested a Floyd County man after he ran from officers and flung a bag at them that contained a loaded revolver and nearly a pound of meth.

Kyle J. Hicks, 31, of Garrett, was reportedly walking along West Lexington Avenue near Hays Street Wednesday afternoon when he was spotted by Winchester Police officers, according to the arrest citation. Believing there were active warrants for Hicks, officers stopped and attempted to speak with him, but he ran the other way and into traffic.

Officers followed where Hicks reportedly ran into one officer and threw a white bag he was carrying. Hicks was eventually arrested, after officers said he continued to resist and acted aggressively toward them.

When officers searched the bag, they saw a loaded revolver as well as about 400 grams, or 14.1 ounces, of suspected methamphetamine, a small amount of marijuana and three gabapentin pills, which is a controlled substance.

The revolver was reported stolen from Leslie County, police said.

Hicks was charged with first-degree fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, receiving stolen property – firearm, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, third-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was lodged in the Clark County Detention Center.

About Fred Petke

Fred Petke is a reporter for The Winchester Sun. His beats include cops, courts, fire, public records, city and county government and other news. To contact Fred, email fred.petke@winchestersun.com or call 859-759-0051.

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