Hopkinsville Police had to chase down a local man Thursday morning who allegedly ran from a vehicle during a traffic stop and tossed a stolen gun.
The arrest card for 18-year old Dedrick Lewis of Hopkinsville says he was a passenger in a vehicle stopped near the one thousand block of East 1st Street around 11:20am.
Lewis allegedly got out of the vehicle and ran, with a member of the public telling police they saw him throw a handgun into a wood line. Officers were able to eventually catch Lewis and found the gun, which came back stolen through a computer check.
He was arrested and charged with fleeing from police, receiving stolen property, tampering with evidence and resisting arrest.