Graves County man wanted by U.S. Marshals arrested after chase

GRAVES COUNTY, Ky. (KBSI) – A vehicle chase in Graves County led to the arrest of a man on Sunday who was wanted by U.S. Marshals.

Cole J. Fields, 26, of State Route 129 in Graves County faces charges of methamphetamine trafficking and possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, wanton endangerment, assault, fleeing or evading, and other related charges.

Graves Sheriff’s Deputy Tyler Crane attempted to stop a 2004 blue Ford Ranger after witnessing erratic driving and learning that the registered owner of the vehicle’s license was suspended on Sunday, according to the Graves County Sheriff’s Office.

The driver of the truck sped away after slowing enough for a female passenger to jump from the vehicle with her hands up.

The chase began at North 5th Street and Anderson Avenue. The suspect continued onto KY Hwy 58 East, to Millers Chappell, Bill Road, Golo Road, Brittain Road, KY Hwy 464, Deward Road, then into a field and into a wooded area. At one point while on KY Hwy 464, the suspect drove through the parking lot of Bethel Church almost striking two people standing on the lot, according to the sheriff’s office.

The suspect’s vehicle was stopped after running through a fence and into a small tree. The driver ran from the vehicle on foot for about 100 yards before being arrested by Deputy Tyler Crane.

A passenger in the vehicle was initially detained and then released.

A quantity of crystal methamphetamine, electronic scales, and other related items were recovered from Cole’s vehicle, according to the sheriff’s office.

Fields was also wanted on an outstanding federal arrest warrant charging him with a probation violation warrant.

Deputy Crane was treated for a moderate cut on his hand by a barbed wire fence. Mayfield Graves County EMS provided medical treatment to Deputy Crayne at the scene.

Fields was later taken to an out of county jail.

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