Two arrested after found stumbling in the roadway

BEDFORD – Two Bloomington residents were arrested Friday afternoon.

 Bedford Police officers were called to Arby’s after a report of two people in a blue car possibly under the influence of drugs.

Ashea Lucus

When police arrived they spoke to the two individuals who they found in the car, a female, 32-year-old, and Ashea Lucus, and a male who told police he was Jesse Webb. Officers soon learned his real name was Travis Cummings.

Travis Cummings

Both were told they needed to find a ride and could not drive the car.

At approximately 3:07 p.m., officers were asked to respond to the Bliss House, on Shawnee Drive South. The caller reported two individuals were in the trees behind the building and asking suspicious. 

Officers searched the area. They found 38-year-old Cummings and Lucas stumbling in the roadway near the intersection of 29th Street and Shawnee Drive.

Both were told to stop and speak to officers. Cummings began jogging down the hill away from officers. An officer caught up with Cummings and grabbed his arm. That is when Cummings pulled away from the officer. Cummings was grabbed again and told to sit on the ground. He proceeded to roll on the ground and placed his hands under his stomach refusing to be handcuffed. He then stood up and came face-to-face with the officer in a threatening manner and had to be forcibly taken to the ground.

Both Cummings and Lucas were arrested.

During the arrest, police found a glass tube with meth residue, and a purple container containing a brown substance that tested positive for meth.

Lucas faces charges of public intoxication, assisting a criminal, possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Cummings faces charges of public intoxication, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest by force and fleeing, identity deception, possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia and is wanted on a warrant in Vigo County.

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