3 are facing multiple charges after fleeing a traffic stop in Madisonville

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (WFIE) – The Madisonville Police Department said three men were arrested Tuesday after a speeding vehicle attempted to conduct a traffic stop.

According to the release, it started when officers saw a vehicle driving recklessly on Island Ford Road.

MPD says that’s when police tried to pull the car over, but it kept going.

According to the release, the driver of the car was 28-year-old Austin Cates.

Police say the passenger, later identified as 28-year-old Antonio Brooks, got out of the car on East North Street. Brooks was under the influence of a controlled substance and was arrested. He was also found in possession of a firearm as a convicted felon.

MPD says Cates continued to flee police in Madisonville to Erlington and eventually Nortonville on US Highway 41. Cates then lost control of the vehicle at the intersection of North Main Street and Nortonville Road.

Cates and another passenger, later identified as Zachary Davis, were arrested.

Police say that during a search of the vehicle, they found suspected meth, marijuana, narcotics and capsules containing an unknown substance. All passengers admitted to dealing drugs to officers who searched the vehicle.

Cates, Brooks and Davis face the following charges:

  • Austin Cates
    • escape/escape
    • dangerous danger
    • Marijuana trade
    • Possession of Matthews
  • Antonio Brooks
    • Public intoxication
    • Possession of weapons by a convicted felon
  • Zachary Davis
    • Possession of Matthews
    • Marijuana trade
    • Public intoxication
Austin Cates(Hopkins County Jail)
Antonio Brooks
Antonio Brooks(Hopkins County Jail)
Zachary Davis
Zachary Davis(Hopkins County Jail)

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