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Published: June 10, 2019


AN EARLY FRIDAY MORNING CHASE BY LAWRENCE COUNTY AUTHORITIES ENDED WITH TWO MEN IN JAIL. ACCORDING TO A PRESS RELEASE, DEPUTIES WITH THE LAWRENCE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT INITIATED A TRAFFIC STOP JUST AFTER MIDNIGHT FRIDAY MORNING ON HIGHWAY 43 SOUTH IN LEOMA FOR A TRAFFIC VIOLATION. THE DRIVER OF THE VEHICLE, IDENTIFIED AS 39 YEAR OLD KYLE DONALD DAVIS OF SAINT JOSEPH, FAILED TO YIELD TO OFFICERS AND PROCEEDED SOUTH ON HIGHWAY 43 THEN TURNED ONTO OLD JACKSON HIGHWAY. DEPUTIES, AND A UNIT FROM THE LORETTO POLICE DEPARTMENT, PURSUED DAVIS AND HIS PASSENGER, JEREMY BOCEPHUS FRAZIER, 34, OF LAWRENCEBURG, ALONG OLD JACKSON HIGHWAY TO BUSBY ROAD AND THEN ALONG WEST POINT ROAD BEFORE THE VEHICLE CRASHED ON HIGHWAY 64 NEAR THE PROSSER ROAD INTERSECTION. ALONG THE WAY, THE MEN WERE OBSERVED TOSSING VARIOUS ITEMS FROM THE VEHICLE WHICH WERE LATER RECOVERED.  AMONG THE ITEMS INCLUDED A HOST OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA ITEMS, .5 GRAMS OF A SUBSTANCE BELIEVED TO BE METHAMPHETAMINE, 7.3 GRAMS OF MARIJUANA AND A LOADED COLT DELTA ELITE FIREARM, DETERMINED TO BE STOLEN. DAVIS AND FRAZIER WERE PLACED INTO CUSTODY WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT AND TRANSPORTED TO THE LAWRENCE COUNTY JAIL.  BOTH FACE VARIOUS DRUGS CHARGES AS WELL AS TAMPERING WITH EVIDENCE.  DAVIS IS ALSO CHARGED WITH SPEEDING, DRIVING WHILE LICENSE REVOKED, EVADING ARREST, RECKLESS ENDANGERMENT, VANDALISM, UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM AND POSSESSION OF A FIREARM DURING A DANGEROUS FELONY. BOTH MEN WILL APPEAR SOON IN LAWRENCE COUNTY GENERAL SESSIONS COURT TO ANSWER FOR THEIR CHARGES.