October 16, 2013

Moped rider flees

By Nita Johnson
Staff Writer


The sound of a moped echoed in the darkness of Springcut Road just after midnight.

But the blue lights of a sheriff’s vehicle sent one of the two riders into flight and his inevitable arrest.

It all began when Deputies Mikey Ashurst and Tyler Morris were patrolling in the area of Springcut Road near McClure Bridge Road, eight miles south of London, at 12:18 a.m. They passed the moped traveling along the roadway, with two passengers. But by the time the deputies turned their cruiser around to pursue the moped, one of the passengers had fled on foot.

But a short time later, 25-year-old Major Marcum surrendered to police, stating he ran because he had a warrant for his arrest. The deputies also determined Marcum was under the influence.

Marcum was arrested on charges of alcohol intoxication and a Laurel County bench warrant for failing to appear in court. He was taken to the Laurel County Detention Center following his arrest.