On Thursday June 24th, 2021 at approximately 1634 hours, Deputy W. Crase initiated a traffic stop in the area of N. 3rd Street & Turpin Drive; in reference to traffic violations on a vehicle that was occupied by three male subjects.
Deputy W. Crase requested the use of a canine in reference to a drug sniff. While on scene, Deputy Hamilton arrived to assist with the traffic stop.
Throughout the course of the traffic stop one of the three male subjects fled on foot and was pursued on foot by Deputy Hamilton.
Visual of the male subject was lost on the railroad tracks; near the 5th Street dead end.
When visual was lost of the male subject, Deputy Kermeen deployed K9 Bo for an area search. K9 Bo located and apprehended the male subject in the undergrowth alongside the railroad tracks.
The male subject was taken into custody without further incident and identified as Mr. Joseph Chesnut of Berea; who had two outstanding felony parole violation arrest warrants.
K9 Bo was then deployed on the vehicle in reference to a drug sniff and gave a conditioned response to the odor of narcotics.
A search of the vehicle yielded a black bag containing approximately 13 grams of suspected heroin.
Mr. Chesnut was arrested and lodged in the Madison County Detention Center.
Thank you, to the numerous Richmond Police Department Officers who assisted in the search of this subject.