Murray man facing drug, gun charges after chase with Graves County Sheriffs’ deputy

GRAVES COUNTY, Ky. (KBSI) – A Murray man faces drug and firearms charges after a traffic stop on Thursday.

A Graves County Sheriff’s deputy tried to stop a motorcycle for moving violations near KY 58 East and the KY 121 Bypass on October 27 about 5:30 p.m.

The driver if the motorcycle failed to stop and continued traveling on the KY 121 Bypass, according to the Graves County Sheriff’s Office.

The driver was trying to conceal an item into his jacket which caused him to exit the roadway and turn the motorcycle onto its side at a low speed, according to the sheriff’s office.

The deputy found a firearm near the engine area of the motorcycle. The driver was also found to be in possession of approximately four grams of crystal methamphetamine and items of drug paraphernalia, according to the sheriff’s office.

Kingins is a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

David Kingins, 24, of Murray faces charges of trafficking in controlled substance over two grams 1st offense methamphetamine (firearm enhanced), possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, drug paraphernalia – buy/possess and multiple traffic violations.

David Kingins, the operator of the motorcycle, was arrested and transported to the Graves County RC Center and then onto an out of county facility.

Deputy Jones was assisted by Sgt. Richard Edwards of the Sheriff’s Office and Trooper Austin Ramage of the Kentucky State Police.

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