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Radcliff teen faces multiple charges related to fleeing police

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Jenkins repeatedly escaped officers on foot

By Sarah Bennett

A Radcliff teen faces multiple misdemeanors and one felony assault charge after he allegedly fled police twice last month.

Daryl Jenkins, 19, was arraigned via video feed Monday in Hardin District Court and is scheduled to appear Oct. 24 for a pretrial conference and preliminary hearing, according to court records.

Jenkins was arrested Saturday when a Radcliff police officer served him multiple warrants, said Bryce Shumate, Radcliff Police Department spokesman.

The teen faces charges of third-degree assault, trafficking in marijuana – less than 8 ounces, two counts of second-degree fleeing or evading police, giving an officer a false name or address and failure to appear.

Shumate said Radcliff police first made contact with Jenkins on Sept. 23 at his Crestview Drive residence when an officer attempted to serve a warrant for failing to appear for a district court date for a third-degree criminal mischief charge.

The officer exited his marked police vehicle and told Jenkins he needed to speak with him, Shumate said, but the teen fled the scene on foot.

A week later, another Radcliff officer spotted Jenkins at Radcliff City Park, he said.

Again, the teen attempted to flee the scene on foot but collided with a citizen, who was walking with his children, Shumate said.

Jenkins was found in possession of five clear, plastic bags of marijuana and gave the officer a false name, Shumate said. After being warned, he allegedly repeated the false name to the officer.

When the officer attempted to take Jenkins into custody, the teen struck him in the neck with his elbow, causing the officer to fall to the ground, he said. When he fell, the officer also sustained a laceration to his elbow.

Following the altercation, Shumate said Jenkins again fled the scene.

On Tuesday afternoon, the teen remained lodged at Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of two $500 and two $16,000 cash bonds, according to the jail’s online records.

Third-degree assault is a Class D felony, which is punishable by one to five years in prison if found guilty.

Sarah Bennett can be reached at (270) 505-1750 or sbennett@thenewsenterprise.com.