Man arrested after police find truck parked near cemetery

BEDFORD – On Saturday, a Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department deputy was on patrol in the area of Hopkins Cemetery off Old State Road 37 when he noticed a red Ford F150 pickup truck parked just off the roadway in the cemetery.

The officer looked around the cemetery and did not see anyone at any of the graves. The officer then approached the truck and looked inside and no one was in the truck. 

Kyle Stewart

The officer learned the 1996 Dodge Dakota was owned by 44-year-old Kyle Stewart.

The officer then walked toward the south side of the cemetery and found a small trail on the side of the fence from the cemetery. The officer heard movement on the other side of the fence. The officer went back to his vehicle and requested assistance after learning Stewart was wanted on an active warrant for failure to appear. 

After the other officer arrived they walked back to the trail and found a male on the east side of the cemetery. The male was 30-year-old Tylan Davis, of Bedford. He too was wanted on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear and was detained.

Tylan Davis

An officer then walked on the south side of the cemetery and found Stewart on the trail overlooking Empire Quarry. However Stewart told police his name was Robin Russell. After a third time of requesting Stewart’s name he finally admitted his true identity and he was detained on the outstanding warrant.

While searching Stewart, the officer found a plastic bag filled with marijuana, a wax substance that tested positive for marijuana. In the truck officer found a plastic container that contained a baggie of two different pills and a plastic bag that contained heroin.

Stewart is facing additional charges of possession of marijuana, identity deception, and possession of a narcotic drug.

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