McCracken County Sheriff’s deputies ask for help finding wanted man
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (KBSI) – McCracken County Sheriff’s deputies ask for the public’s help finding a wanted man.
Deputy Brandon Little tried to make a traffic stop on a vehicle for traffic violations on Clark’s River Road just before noon on Thursday, September 14.
The driver, identified as Malik J. Watson, 28, quickly turned into the parking lot of a business, got out of the vehicle and ran away on foot, according to the sheriff’s office.
Watson was not found.
Authorities searched the vehicle and found illegal drugs and items of drug paraphernalia, according to the sheriff’s office.
Watson has an active warrant for his arrest for the charges of improper turning, no turn signal, no operator’s license, fleeing or evading police, 2nd degree (on foot), trafficking in marijuana (8 oz. to < 5 pounds) 2nd offense and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Watson is known to be in the Paducah and Livingston County areas.
In unrelated incidents, Watson is under at least two indictments and out on bond in McCracken County for numerous offenses, such as fleeing or evading police, 1st-degree (motor vehicle), wanton endangerment 1st-degree (police officer), trafficking Carfentanil or Fentanyl, trafficking marijuana, tampering with physical evidence, etc.
Contact the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office at 270-444-4719, mccrackencountysheriff.com, or your local law enforcement agency with information.