A brief foot chase with police ended with an arrest in Hopkinsville Tuesday morning.
The arrest citation from Hopkinsville Police Officer Adam Smith says he witnessed 53-year old Edward Earl Poindexter of Hopkinsville making what appeared to be a drug deal on Coleman St. The police report says Officer Smith attempted to stop Poindexter, who was driving a bicycle, for a traffic violation on East 13th, though Poindexter allegedly jumped off the bike and ran away on foot.
Officer Smith was able to apprehend Poindexter near the 800 block of East 12th and charged him with fleeing from police, tampering with evidence, resisting arrest and improper lane usage. The citation says Poindexter was seen allegedly throwing something and attempting to eat something while the chase was underway.
He was lodged in the Christian County Jail.