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April 1, 2014

Felon fights police during arrest

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — If the arrest of a 29-year-old multi-time offender could be described by a song, it would undoubtedly be “I fought the law and the law won.”

Jarrod Cupp of Hazel Lane in London is now facing drug charges, assault charges, and possession of firearms by a convicted felon as he remains incarcerated at the Laurel County Detention Center under a $25,000 cash bond.

Cupp was the subject of an investigation involving the sale of crystal methamphetamine. The Laurel County Sheriff’s Special Response Unit, led by Capt. Rodney Van Zant, went to Cupp’s residence around 6:30 Thursday morning with a bench warrant for his arrest. Cupp reportedly had sold crystal meth on three separate occasions to informants with the sheriff’s office.

When deputies and detectives arrived at the residence, Cupp not only resisted arrest — he fought with the officers and injured one deputy. Cupp also had eight handguns and four long guns in his possession, a violation for any convicted felon.

Cupp was subdued and placed under arrest on charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense; resisting arrest, third-degree assault involving a police officer, third-degree criminal mischief, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and first-degree persistent felony offender. He is scheduled for a hearing in Laurel District Court on Tuesday, April 1.

Cupp has a long list of prior arrests in Laurel County dating back to 2005 including several drug-related charges and a charge of unlawful transaction with a minor.

Participating in the arrest were SRU members, Capt. Rodney Van Zant, Lt. Chuck Johnson, Sgt. Brett Reeves, Detective Josh Scott, Detective James Sizemore, Deputy Tyler Morris, Detective Jason Back,  and Deputy Daniel Grigsby.

 

njohnson@sentinel-echo.com

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