4 arrested after shooting, drug crimes in McCracken County

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (KBSI) – The McCracken County Sheriff’s Office arrested four people Wednesday afternoon on various charges following the arrest of a fugitive.

The investigation began after detectives received information that a fugitive from Bowling Green, Ky. was in Paducah.

McCracken County Sheriff’s detectives received information that 47-year-old Roger Burpo, who was wanted on a federal probation violation warrant and other McCracken County warrants, was in the Paducah area.

Burpo is accused of fleeing from the Paducah Police Department during a traffic stop earlier in the week. Detectives determined that Burpo was staying at a home on Little Avenue in Paducah.

On Jan. 18, detectives were conducting surveillance on the home when they saw Burpo leave the home. He was stopped and arrested on Brown Street in Paducah.

Burpo was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and money believed to be proceeds from illegal sales, according to the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office.

Detectives learned that Burpo had been shot multiple times in his legs on Jan. 9. He was taken to an area hospital by a friend where he received treatment under an alias because he had a warrant for his arrest, according to the sheriff’s office.

Burpo alleged that Brandon Spann had shot him during an altercation that took place at the home on Little Avenue. The shooting was not reported to law enforcement.

Detectives obtained a search warrant for the home where the shooting had taken place at 1428 Little Avenue. Two people were located inside, Crystal Brown and Chad Williams.

During a search, detectives found a loaded handgun, methamphetamine, and assorted items of drug paraphernalia throughout the home. Detectives also found a shell casing in the yard where the shooting was alleged to have taken place.

Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Brandon Spann for 1st degree assault for allegedly shooting Burpo. They found Spann later in the evening during a traffic stop on Irvin Cobb Drive in Paducah and was arrested.

During the arrest, detectives found a loaded handgun and marijuana inside the vehicle that Spann was driving.

Spann is convicted felon and unable to lawfully possess firearms.

All four people were taken to the McCracken County Region Jail.

Roger D. Burpo, 47, of Bowling Green, faces charges of trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, no registration plates, no registration receipt, failure to appear bench warrant (McCracken County District Court), and a federal probation violation warrant (United States District Court).

Crystal K. Brown, 40, of Little Avenue in Paducah faces charges of firearm enhanced trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana.

Chad W. Williams, 38, of Little Avenue in Paducah faces charges of firearm enhanced trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of handgun by convicted felon.

Brandon L. Spann, 37, of West 8th Street in Benton, Ky. faces charges of assault 1st degree, possession of handgun by convicted felon, firearm enhanced possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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