Man arrested after chase at local motel

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By The Staff

A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with drug crimes after he ran from police officers at Lucky Vista Motel.

According to a report filed by Taylor County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Allen Newton, DeWayne "Blue" Smith, 47, of 608 Birdwood was arrested at about 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Taylor County Sheriff's deputies were responding to a tip that Smith was staying at Lucky Vista Motel.

The report states deputies were attempting to serve bench and parole violation warrants on Smith.

Just before their arrival, Smith fled on foot across a field behind the motel.

Smith was caught and charged with possession of cocaine after deputies found crack cocaine in his possession.

After giving officers consent to search his motel room, officers found cocaine residue and drug supplies.