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Deputy injured in meth-related scuffle

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Two charged following chase on Herndon Road

A late-night vehicle and foot chase on Herndon Road injured an Anderson County deputy and resulted in the arrest of two people on methamphetamine charges, according to a news release from the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

When deputies responded to a suspicious call vehicle around 11 p.m. Tuesday night on Herndon Road, the vehicle fled the scene and attempted to elude deputies, according to the news release.

A chase ensued but ended when the suspect’s vehicle crashed into a tree at the intersection of Herndon and Puckett roads.

The driver, Jeremy Blackwell of Lawrenceburg, attempted to flee the scene and resisted arrest, which resulted in a brief struggle before deputies used Tasers to subdue him, according to the news release.

Injured in the scuffle was Deputy Brian Boggs was treated at Frankfort Regional Medical Center and released.

The sheriff’s office’s K-9 unit searched Blackwell’s vehicle and recovered several bags of a substance that appeared to be methamphetamine, according to the news release.

Blackwell was charged with fleeing or evading police, first-degree wanton endangerment, assault of a police officer, second-degree criminal mischief, resisting arrest, reckless driving, disregarding a stop sign, no operators license, second-offense DUI, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Deputies also served Blackwell with outstanding warrants from Woodford and Anderson counties.

A passenger in the vehicle, Kristin Hembree of Lancaster, was also charged with possession of a controlled substance.

Blackwell and Hembree were transported to Frankfort Regional Medical Center for minor injuries. They were later transported to the Shelby County Detention Center.