Man arrested on hit-and-run

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SALYERSVILLE – A Magoffin man was arrested on Tuesday on a Breathitt County warrant for an alleged hit and run.

Kentucky State Police Trooper D. Thompson picked up Randall Cody Barnett, 25, of Middle Fork Road, Salyersville, on Parkway Drive on Tuesday, August 8, after receiving a call at the Speedway gas station claiming Barnett was in the parking lot yelling and cursing. Trooper Thompson and Salyersville

Police Department Officer Mike Nickels arrived and made contact with Barnett and noticed he appeared to be intoxicated. 

When Barnett reached for his wallet to retrieve his identification for the officers, he threw a needle cap onto the ground. Law enforcement asked if he had any needles and he stated he did and presented two. Inside his wallet, he had a small, clear plastic bag of suspected marijuana and three suboxone strips. After he failed a field sobriety test, he was placed under arrest for public intoxication on a controlled substance (excluding alcohol), possession of marijuana, buy/possess drug paraphernalia, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, and prescription of a controlled substance not in the proper container (first offense) – all misdemeanor charges.

There were also two active warrants against Barnett at the time of his arrest, stemming from an incident that allegedly occurred in Breathitt County in July.

According to the warrant of arrest, issued on August 4, Barnett allegedly left the scene of a head-on vehicle collision on July 10 involving himself and Jerry Holbrook without ascertaining the extent of injury or damages to Holbrook or his vehicle, which has an estimated $3,000 in damages to his 2015 Chevrolet Silverado. 

Barnett is currently being held at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center, with a bond set at $500 cash. 

Editor's Note: The indictment or charge of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.