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Wednesday morning, Sept. 11 at 2:46 a.m., Adair County Sheriff’s deputy Joey Keith was dispatched to the 2000 block of KY Hwy. 55 South.
The original complaint was that someone was ringing doorbells of multiple residents in that area.
When deputy Keith arrived in the area, Keith saw a male subject walking and stopped to check him as he was in area of complaint. Upon Keith exiting his vehicle and identifying himself, the male subject fled. A foot pursuit ensued leading across the roadway into a nearby field, and Keith was eventually able to bring pursuit to an end by deploying his taser.
The suspect was then taken into custody and identified as Adrian Morales, 32, of Columbia.
After Morales was secured with the assistance of Columbia Police Officers Adam Cravens and Jamie Cole, a search of the overgrown field was conducted in attempts to locate a backpack that deputy Keith observed Morales take off during the foot chase. They were able to recover the backpack and inside was a loaded .40 caliber glock handgun.
Morales was lodged by Deputy Keith in the Adair County Regional Jail on charges of wanton endangerment of a police officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a controlled substance methamphetamine, possession of stolen property, fleeing and evading police and public intoxication.
The case is being continued by Adair County Sheriff’s Office.
Officers responded to a single vehicle injury wreck on Burkesville Street Sunday night, Sept. 8, 2019.
The accident occurred when Adam Ralph, 23, of Columbia left the roadway while operating a gold 2002 Ford Taurus dropping down on the right hand side of Burkesville Street, while southbound just past Grady Loop.
The vehicle dropped down into a culvert and ditch line before finally coming to a stop several yards later before Westwood Drive.
Ralph was transported by Adair EMS to T.J. Health Columbia for treatment of injuries sustained in the accident and was subsequently admitted.
Ralph has been charged with no/expired registration, failure of non-owner to maintain insurance and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol.
Columbia Police Officer John Dial was the investigating officer. He was assisted on scene by Officer Adam Cravens, as well as members of Adair Fire Department. No other parties were injured in the accident.
Officers responded with Adair EMS to a hit and run collision on Jamestown Street in the vicinity of United Citizens Bank on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019.
The accident occurred when a red 2012 Ford Fusion failed to stop behind a blue 2010 Subaru Forester which was waiting in line with traffic flow.
The operator of the Fusion, after making contact, pulled around the Forester and continued on Jamestown Street, westbound towards the Public Square. The vehicle was observed by witnesses pulling into Southern Adair Auto Sales at the bottom of Jamestown Hill and was quickly located as well as operator.
Yvonda Popplewell, 35, of Columbia was identified by other witnesses who were on scene of the collision and taken into custody. She has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid as well as operating on a DUI suspended license 2nd offense.
The operator of the Forester and a six-year-old passenger were checked by Adair EMS and released.
Officer Adam Cravens was the arresting officer. He was assisted on scene by Officer Jordan Dean as well as officers with probation and parole.