Resident runs from police, charged with selling drugs

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A Campbellsville man has been arrested and charged with selling drugs after he allegedly ran from police when they attempted to serve an outstanding warrant for his arrest.

On Friday, April 26, Campbellsville Police Officer Branden Wilson stopped Johnathan J. Gurley, 25, for driving on a suspended driver's license.

Court records state that after Gurley stopped his vehicle, he exited the vehicle and ran away. After a short pursuit, Wilson and Campbellsville Police Officer Roy Rodgers apprehended Gurley.

Gurley was found with a large amount of cash. A search of the area in which he ran found plastic bags containing suspected cocaine, marijuana and pills.

Gurley was charged with driving on a license suspended for DUI, his second offense, second-degree fleeing or evading police on foot, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, second or subsequent offense, first-degree selling cocaine, possession of marijuana and tampering with physical evidence.

He pleaded not guilty to the charges in Taylor District Court on Monday, April 29. Bond was set at 10 percent of $15,000.

Gurley, who is to hire his own attorney, was ordered to report to pretrial services staff and submit to random drug testing once a week.

Gurley is scheduled to appear in court again Wednesday.