Wanted man facing multiple charges after police find him in truck

Delvon R. Clemons (Source: Paducah Police Department)
Delvon R. Clemons (Source: Paducah Police Department)

PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – Paducah police arrested a man on drug and firearms charges Wednesday.

Delvon R. Clemons, 31, address unknown, was arrested on warrants charging him with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, second-degree disorderly conduct, menacing and discharging a firearm with the city limits; and on charges of trafficking in a controlled substance (carfentanil or fentanyl derivatives) and possession of marijuana.

Clemons was wanted for firing a shotgun during an altercation on Boyd Street earlier this month.

Officer Brandon Cupp responded just after midnight to a report of a suspicious person in the area of Helen Street and Elmwood Avenue. He
spotted a pick-up truck backed onto a business parking lot, and shined his cruiser’s spotlight on the driver. He recognized the man as Delvon R. Clemons, who also uses the last name Shumpert, whom he knew was charged in warrants.

Cupp stopped Clemons’ truck as it began to pull onto Helen Street, and smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the cab, according to the Paducah Police Department. Clemons was arrested on an outstanding warrant charging him with possession of a firearm by a convicted
felon, second-degree disorderly conduct, menacing and discharging a firearm with the city limits.

The charges stemmed from an incident on July 4 where Clemons was identified as the man who retrieved a shotgun from a vehicle during an altercation on Boyd Street. Clemons discharged the gun, then left as police arrived.

After arresting Clemons, Officer Cupp located more than $2,000 cash in his pocket, and four plastic bags containing approximately 200 suspected fentanyl pills and a plastic bag containing marijuana in his pick-up truck.

Clemons was additionally charged with trafficking in a controlled substance (carfentanil or fentanyl derivatives) and possession of marijuana. He was booked into McCracken County Regional Jail.

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