On Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at approximately 2:20 p.m., Deputy Chris Mensinger responded to a call of drugs or some type of substance being found on the premises of the Dollar General Store located at 3465 SR 303. When Mensinger arrived, a white male ran out of the front door of the store and fled on foot. Mensinger gave chase in the area of the old South Highland Country Club.
Sheriff Jon Hayden, other deputies and a trooper with the Kentucky State Police arrived and a perimeter was established around the area where the male was last seen. After checking the area for several minutes, the male was located hiding in a ditch on the grounds of the former country club. The male, identified as Steve Anthony Davis, 32 of Fulton, was arrested without further incident.
Deputies were able to recover a substantial amount of methamphetamine from the area of the Dollar General and they were also able to obtain video footage from the store confirming Davis possessed the methamphetamine.
Davis was lodged in the Marshall County Jail. From this incident he was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, First Degree, Second or Greater Offense and Fleeing or Evading Police on Foot, First Degree.
Davis was also served with four warrants of arrest which included a charge of Theft by Unlawful Taking, Under $500 — Contents from a Motor vehicle. This stemmed from an investigation completed by Deputy Sheriff Larry Jones where Davis is accused of stealing a tablet from a vehicle earlier this month.
The other warrants included a parole violation through the Kentucky Department of Corrections and two Graves County Circuit Court Warrants of Arrest on Indictments for charges of two counts of Receiving Stolen Property Under $10,000, Persistent Felony Offender, Possession and Trafficking of a Controlled Substance, First Degree — Methamphetamine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Operating on a Suspended Operator’s License.
The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Kentucky State Police and a concerned citizen who was able to give deputies a ride in his golf cart so they could better check the area at the former country club.