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Shoals Man Arrested After Fleeing From State Trooper
Updated August 1, 2016 6:58 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(SHOALS) - A Shoals man was arrested after he attempted to flee from a State Trooper and then hide in a trailer.

At 3:40 p.m. Friday, Senior Trooper Jarrod Lents was patrolling US Highway 50 near Shoals when he noticed a Chevrolet Cavalier approaching High Street and the driver has not wearing his seat belt. The car also had an Indiana truck registration plate instead of a plate for a passenger car.

Lents activated his emergency lights and turned around as the Chevrolet continued north on High Street. Lents attempted to catch up but the driver of the Chevrolet refused to stop.

Lents lost sight of the car and found it parked in front of a trailer at 609 Low Street.

The Chevrolet was still running and bags of groceries were still sitting in the front seat.

Lents performed a registration check and found that the license plate belonged to 22-year-old Joshua A. Yarbrough of Shoals. Lents confirmed that Yarbrough was the driver after checking his Indiana BMV photograph.

Martin County Sheriff Travis Roush and Major Andy Burkhardt, along with Trooper Andrew Beaver, assisted Lents in setting up a perimeter around the trailer and attempting to speak with Yarbrough.

After numerous failed attempts to get anyone to come to the door, Lents met with Martin County Prosecutor Mike Steiner to prepare a search warrant.

Officers served the search warrant and were able to get Yarbrough to come to the door; he was arrested without without incident. Lents later learned that Yarbrough did not stop because he was driving on a suspended driver's license.

During a search of the Chevrolet, officers found a small amount of marijuana in the glove box.

Yarbrough was charged with two counts of resisting law rnforcement, possession of marijuana and transported to the Martin County Jail.

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