Sheriff: Wanted suspect attempted to run from deputy

Angela Hobbs, Jonas Murphy
Photo Courtesy: Madison County Detention Center

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Madison Co. Sheriff says a traffic stop led to a short foot pursuit and two arrests on Saturday.

According to the Sheriff, deputies patrolling on Battlefield Memorial Highway pulled over a 2008 Saturn at around 8:00 p.m.  During the traffic stop, deputies discovered that one of the people in the car, Angela Hobbs (above, left,) was wanted.  When a deputy went to arrest her, they say she shoved him in the chest and ran off.  She was quickly caught, but deputies say she continued resisting arrest.

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A search of the area after Hobbs was caught revealed a needle with suspected methamphetamine in it.  Furthermore, deputies say they found a .25 caliber firearm, a pill bottle containing Gabapentin and synthetic marijuana, as well as a baggie containing suspected meth and scales.

A second person in the car, Jonas Murphy (above, right,) was also arrested.

Hobbs was charged with menacing, fleeing and evading, resisting arrest, tampering with physical evidence and multiple possession charges.

Murphy was charged with public intoxication and possession.

Both were taken to the Madison Co. Detention Center.