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Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Madisonville Man

Date of News Release: 04/28/2016

Providence, KY (Webster County) - The Kentucky State Police has charged a Madisonville man with numerous offenses after conducting a traffic stop.

On Wednesday, April 27, at approximately 9:38 p.m., Trooper Cody Kromer conducted a traffic stop on Union Street in Providence on a Chevrolet passenger car, operated by James M. Butler, 24, Madisonville, KY, for a traffic violation.

During the course of the traffic stop, Tpr. Kromer determined that Butler was under the influence of a controlled substance. During a search of his person, Tpr. Kromer located a plastic bag with suspected crystal methamphetamine in it, as well as a glass pipe.

After Tpr. Kromer located the suspected drugs and paraphernalia, Butler fled the scene on foot. Tpr. Kromer pursued Butler on foot and deployed his taser in an effort to subdue him. While attempting to subdue Butler, the two got into a physical altercation. Officers from the Providence Police Department arrived at the scene and assisted Tpr. Kromer with taking Butler into custody without further incident.

Neither Butler nor Tpr. Kromer sustained any injuries as a result of the altercation.

Butler was lodged in the Webster County Detention Center and charged with the following offenses:

  1. Careless Driving
  2. Failure To or Improper Signal
  3. DUI 1st Offense
  4. Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree 2nd Offense - Meth
  5. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  6. Fleeing/Evading Police 2nd Degree (On Foot)
  7. Resisting Arrest
  8. Assault 3rd Degree (Police Officer)
  9. Attempt to Disarm Police Officer