2 arrested after police chase, drugs found
PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – Two Paducah women face charges after police say they found them with cocaine, drug paraphernalia and a stolen truck.
Fantasia N. Maxwell, 25, faces charges of receiving stolen property ($10,000 or more), first-degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), alcohol intoxication in a public place and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Delandra J. Stubblefield, 25, faces charges of two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment (police officer), first-degree fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle), receiving stolen property ($10,000 or more), leaving the scene of an accident, first-degree criminal mischief, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), disregarding a stop sign, speeding (26 mph or more over the speed limit) and second-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot); and on bench warrants charging her with four counts of failure to appear.
An officer recognized the stolen truck late Friday night on Paducah’s north side. Officer Jackson McCormick saw a blue 2020 GMC pickup truck at the intersection of North 9th and Boyd streets and recognized it as one that had been reported stolen earlier in the evening from a home on Clay Street.
McCormick stopped the vehicle, and the passenger got out. The driver climbed from the driver’s seat to the back seat of the truck. As the passenger, Maxwell, was detained, the driver, later identified as Stubblefield, jumped back into the driver’s seat and drove away.
The officer chased the truck, which turned onto Boyd Street. Police say the truck struck the passenger side mirror of the officer’s cruiser as he sat stationary in the roadway with his emergency lights activated.
Officer Will Hendrickson chased the truck to North 22nd Street, where Stubblefield ran on foot to the back of a home. Hendrickson deployed his K9 partner, Joker, and
Stubblefield was found after a brief track.
Officers searched the pickup truck and found a plastic bag containing suspected cocaine and a purse containing Maxwell’s identification. The purse also contained a plastic bag with suspected cocaine inside.
Stubblefield told officers she ran because she knew there were warrants for her arrest, according to police.
Both were booked into McCracken County Regional Jail.