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Madison Police Department Arrest Two On Numerous Charges

Friday, June 11th, 2021 1:53pm

By John Wallace Chief City Of Madison Police

MPD conducted its twelfth narcotic related investigation in the past four days. Man runs from Police.

owens(Jeff Co Jail Photo)

sanchez(Jeff Co Jail Photo)

On June 10, 2021, the Madison Police Department conducted its twelfth narcotic related investigation in the past four days.  Johnathan D. Owens, 40, Madison, Indiana, was arrested for narcotic possession as a result of a traffic stop conducted by Madison Police Patrolman Cameron Blankenship.  

Officer Blankenship executed the stop at Clifty Drive and H. Nichols Drive.  K-9 Officer Bradly Demaree and his K-9 partner "Champi" assisted with his stop.  K-9 Champi conducted an open air sniff around the exterior of Owen's vehicle and gave a positive indication for the presence of narcotics.  A subsequent search of the vehicle followed, officers located methamphetamine and scheduled drugs. 

Johnathan D. Owens was taken into custody and charged with possession of methamphetamine L-6 felony and possession of a scheduled drug class "A" misdemeanor.  

Owens was transported to the Jefferson County Jail, and has the presumption of innocence until otherwise proven guilty.  

June 10, 2021, Madison Police Detective Ricky Harris attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Wilson Ave.  The vehicle fled to the parking lot of the Waters Nursing Home on Cross Ave.  The driver of the vehicle, later identified as Eugene J. Sanchez 34 Bedford, Kentucky, fled from the vehicle on foot. 

Detective Harris gave chase and noted that Sanchez dropped a clear plastic baggie during the foot pursuit.  Detective Kyle Custshaw,  who was nearby, also gave pursuit.  Sanchez surrendered to police as Cutshaw closed in on apprehension.  

Eugene Sanchez was taken into custody without further incident and transported to the Jefferson County Jail, where he faces two counts of resisting law enforcement. One count is a Level -6 felony for fleeing in a vehicle and the second count is a class "A: misdemeanor for fleeing on foot.  Sanchez has the presumption of innocence until otherwise proven guilty.  

The clear plastic baggie was recovered, however it was found ripped and void of any contents. 


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