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APRIL 19, 2018

LAWRENCE COUNTY MAN JAILED ON 11 CHARGES AFTER ROUTINE TRAFFIC STOP LEADS TO BRIEF HIGH SPEED CHASE AND WRECK IN PAINTSVILLE

OFFICER CALLS SUSPECT 'CAREER CRIMINAL WITH LONG RAP SHEET'

APRIL 19, 2018 - written by WADE QUEEN

 

A Lawrence County man is facing felony charges in Johnson County after a routine traffic stop for speeding was made worse when suspect attempted to flee from the officer on brief high speed chase in the middle of Paintsville.

According to a press report release, on early Tuesday night, April 1, at around 9 p.m., officer Zachary Mitchell with the Paintsville Police Department attempted to stop a vehicle after clocking it traveling at over twice the speed limit on 6th street in Paintsville. Officer Mitchell says when he turned on his lights the vehicle accelerated and blew out a tire causing him to spin out of control and come to a stop.

SAMUEL D. BORDERS SAMUEL D. BORDERS The driver of the vehicle was arrested and identified as 35-year old Samuel D. Borders of Ulysses, which is in southern Lawrence County, and charged with 11 felony, motor vehicle traffic and drug related charges after pills and a syringe were found in the vehicle.

Officer Mitchell said that while being searched at the Big Sandy Detention Center in Paintsville, Samuel Borders was found to have concealed a small amount of cash inside his body.

The complete list of criminal charges against Samuel Borders are the following:

• CONTEMPT OF COURT LIBEL/SLANDER RESISTANCE TO ORDER,

• SPEEDING 22 MPH OVER LIMIT,

• FLEEING OR EVADING POLICE, 1ST DEGREE (MOTOR VEHICLE),

• FAILURE OF OWNER TO MAINTAIN REQUIRED INSURANCE/SECURITY, 1ST OFFENSE

• OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 (AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCES) 1ST OFFENSE,

• POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA, • WANTON ENDANGERMENT-1ST DEGREE,

• WANTON ENDANGERMENT-1ST DEGREE-POLICE OFFICER, • POSSESSION CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, 3RD DEGREE - DRUG UNSPECIFIED,

• OPERATING ON SUSPENDED OR REVOKED OPERATORS LICENSE,

• FAILURE TO APPEAR.

Samuel Borders remains jailed at the BSRDC as of Thursday afternoon.

In local media interviews, officer Mitchell said Samuel Borders would have only been facing misdemeanor charges if he had stopped initially.

“Had he just yielded to the emergency lights and pulled over when ordered to do so, he probably would’ve just faced misdemeanor traffic violations as well as the speed of course due to it being in highly congested areas. He likely would’ve spent overnight in jail," officer Mitchell said.

Officer Mitchell added, "Now due to the conduct where he failed to yield and sped off through a residential area, he now faces charge of wanton endangerment of a police officer, wanton endangerment of civilian and it upgrades the charge due to the congestion of the area to a fleeing first, which is also a felony.”

Mitchell said Samuel Borders is a career criminal, who has a long arrest record, and that Borders latest criminal trouble marks his 23rd arrest in Kentucky since August 3, 2004, on a now total history of at least 61 felony, misdemeanor and motor vehicle citation charges. Borders has been a convicted felon since 2006, for felony offenses such as drug trafficking in Lawrence County, which include selling the notorious old school illegal potent super narcotic street drug PCP, which for even the long decades of various drug substances traded in eastern Kentucky, is a rarely seen substance in our regional remote areas these days.

 

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+3 #1 Herewego 2018-04-20 20:23
You'll probably face judge Preston, so don't sweat it....you'll be out in no time and can continue your life of crime. The unbelievably long criminal history that you have tells me that you have been before judge Preston probably multiple times which explains why you were free to commit these latest crimes in the first place.
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