Five Hopkins County residents arrested on various charges

Cameron Baldwin                                                            Jeffrey Baldwin

Five Hopkins County residents were arrested on varying charges following multiple investigations and pursuits Thursday.

The Madisonville-Hopkins County Vice/Narcotics Unit was conducting surveillance in the area of Madisonville about noon and saw 35-year old Christopher Branson driving, despite his license being suspended.

He was also wanted on a warrant and a news release says he initially refused to pull over when officers attempted a traffic stop. Branson eventually stopped, but allegedly resisted arrest.

Branson was taken into custody, served with the warrant and charged with fleeing or evading police and other counts.

Officers were continuing surveillance about three hours later and saw 31-year old Anthony Simms of Madisonville allegedly driving in a reckless manner. He also failed to pull over for police and a pursuit continued through the city of Earlington before finally stopping.

Officers captured Simms and arrested him for reckless driving, fleeing or evading police, wanton endangerment and reckless driving.

At about 5:30 p.m., detectives were conducting surveillance at 161 Morton Street in Mortons Gap after receiving tips that 25-year old Cameron Baldwin and 54-year old Jeffrey Baldwin of that address were selling synthetic drugs and methamphetamine out of the home.

Cameron was wanted on seven warrants and police attempted to take him into custody when he was entering the home.

The news release says he struggled and went inside and was found hiding in a closet. He’s charged with possession of synthetic drugs, possession of meth and resisting arrest.

His girlfriend, 25-year old Morgan Davis of Earlington, was arrested for hindering his apprehension.

Jeffrey Baldwin was arrested for trafficking in synthetic drugs, possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia.