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Traffic stop for Louisville man turns into 18 charges

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Outdated temporary tag led to initial police action

By Sarah Bennett

A Louisville man faces 18 felony, misdemeanor and traffic violations after police say he fled from a traffic stop Monday morning near Interstate 65 in Glendale.

David R. Nunn Jr., 42, is charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance — methamphetamine, first-degree fleeing or evading police, two counts of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, tampering with physical evidence, trafficking in marijuana — less than 8 ounces, resisting arrest, menacing, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, using restricted ammo, possession of drug paraphernalia, expired registration plates, expired registration receipt, no insurance, excessive windshield tinting, failure to apply tinting label, improper display of registration plates and altering of registration records.

According to citations, a Kentucky State Police trooper spotted Nunn driving south on I-65 and exiting at the 86-mile marker in Glendale.

The trooper noticed Nunn’s vehicle, a silver 2002 Chevrolet, had temporary registration plates that expired Jan. 7 and initiated a traffic stop, according to citations.

After exiting the vehicle, Nunn fled east on foot on Ky. 222, police said.

“Verbal commands were given for Nunn to stop, but he refused and continued to run down a busy roadway and across a busy roadway,” a citation reads.

According to police, Nunn ran into a field near Sportsman Lake and turned toward troopers in a “threatening manner with fists clenched” before attempting to reach for something in his pocket. Police said the item later was discovered to be a revolver.

Once Nunn was in custody, police uncovered bags containing suspected methamphetamine and marijuana.

Nunn is lodged at the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $75,000 cash bond.

He was arraigned Monday via video feed in Hardin District Court and is scheduled to appear Feb. 15 for a preliminary hearing.

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