Man Arrested With Stolen Gun and Meth After Pursuit in Owensboro, Sheriff Says

An early Tuesday morning chase in Owensboro ended with the arrest of one man on a long list of charges, according to the Daviess County Sheriff's Office.

Posted: Jul 6, 2021 8:08 AM
Updated: Jul 6, 2021 8:09 AM

An Owensboro man is facing a long list of charges after the sheriff's office says he was arrested on Tuesday with meth and a stolen gun after leading deputies on a chase.

The Daviess County Sheriff's Office says the situation unfolded early Tuesday morning around 1:00 a.m. when deputies tried to stop a suspected DUI driver on W. Parrish Avenue.

DCSO says the driver refused to stop and led deputies on a chase to West 4th Street / Plum Street where the driver then fled on foot.

According to the sheriff's office, the driver, who was identified as 31-year-old Roger Douglas, was quickly taken into custody after fleeing on foot.

The sheriff's office says a stolen, loaded 9mm pistol was found in Douglas' vehicle along with around 28 grams of suspected meth, a small amount of suspected marijuana, and numerous other drug-related items.

Douglas is charged with Failure to/Improper Signal, No Tail Lamps, Reckless Driving, Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle), Fleeing or Evading Police 2nd Degree (On Foot), DUI, Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree Police Officer, Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree, Possession of Handgun by Convicted Felon, Trafficking in Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Possession of Marijuana, and Receiving Stolen Property (Firearm).

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