Grand jury indicts man involved in pursuit, wreck this week

The man arrested following a pursuit and wreck Wednesday afternoon on the Eagle Way Bypass was indicted on multiple felonies two days later by the Christian County Grand Jury.

A Hopkinsville police officer attempted to make a traffic stop on 26-year old Brandon Demar Smith of Calvin Drive Wednesday, but he continued driving. Smith was traveling on the Bypass when he collided with another automobile at the intersection with Bradshaw Road.

Only minor injuries were reported in the crash and Smith emerged from his vehicle holding a gun and ran away on foot. Officers soon caught up to him and took him into custody.

The indictment returned Friday morning includes charges of fleeing or evading police, wanton endangerment, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, tampering with evidence, possession of a controlled substance while armed and failure to wear a seat belt.

Meanwhile, the grand jury indicted 21-year old Allan Joseph Stott of Cadiz for first-degree criminal mischief for allegedly damaging property belonging to a woman in Christian County on March 18.

An indictment for second-degree burglary and fleeing or evading police was returned against 45-year old James Leroy Ezell of Hopkinsville.

Hopkinsville Police received a call of a burglary in progress in the 100 block of North McPherson Street in April and found Ezell fleeing the scene, according to the original report.

Ezell allegedly ignored commands to stop and led officers on a brief foot pursuit that ended with him being captured.