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A complaint call of a woman forced into a car nets an arrest of Clay County man

From Clay County Sheriff Patrick Robinson -

Mickey Napier - CCDC

Clay County Sheriff Patrick Robinson is reporting that on Monday, April 8, 2019 at approximately 12:20 AM Clay County Sheriff Deputy Brandon Edwards arrested Mickey Napier, 21 Gray Fork Road.

The arrest occurred when Deputy Edwards along with other local and state law enforcement officers received a complaint of Mickey Napier driving a blue Pontiac had forced a female subject and two children to go with him and suppose to have several weapons inside the car.

Deputy Edwards observed the vehicle travelling on South Highway 421 when he conducted a traffic stop behind the Marathon Gas Station. Upon contact with Napier, the driver, there was a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle, a field sobriety test was conducted and determined he was under the influence.

While searching the vehicle for further of evidence of a crime, inside the vehicle Deputy Edwards located two devices used for smoking marijuana, a gun tucked between the console and passenger’s seat, baton, a pair of brass knuckles and a small gun. Inside the vehicle was a female subject that stated she was not forced into the vehicle along with two small children who were not in child restraints. There was allegation of child abuse from the family, and Department of Child Protective Services arrived on scene questioning the mother. She stated she had seen the male subject strike the child with an object. Napier was taken to Advent Health Manchester where he submitted to a blood test.

Mickey Napier, was lodged in the Clay County Detention Center charged with: • Operating Motor Vehicle under the Influence of ALC/DRUGS/ETC. .08 1st Offense • Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Possess • Failure to Use Child Restraint Device in Vehicle • Endangering Welfare of a Minor • Assault, 4th Degree (Child Abuse) • Carrying a Concealed Weapon

Assisting at the scene was Clay County Sheriff Deputy Jeremy Gabbard, CSO Kendric Smith, Kentucky State Police Trooper Logan Wolfe, Kentucky State Police Trooper Jarrod Smith, Manchester City Police Chief Chris Fultz, Manchester City Police Sgt. Taye Napier and Manchester City Police Office Antonio Dodson.

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