Press Release

Whitley County Sheriff Dept.

Around 1:30 a.m. May 4, 2018, Deputy Brian Hensley was patrolling in the Savoy area and attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a red Chevrolet Camaro. Upon activating his blue lights, the car sped up.

The pursuit turned onto a gravel road connecting Savoy Road and R.D. Rains Road, reaching approximately 50 miles per hour. The pursuit came to a sliding stop with one male exiting from the passenger door.

A short foot pursuit ensued, and without further incident, Dep. Hensley apprehended Samuel S. McFarland, 26, of Williamsburg.

Williamsburg Police Officer Elijah Hunter and his K9 partner assisted in the investigation. The K9 alerted to the presence of drugs. Found behind the driver’s seat was a bag containing what’s believed to be crystal methamphetamine, a glass pipe associated with smoking meth and a pill believed to be hydrocodone. McFarland also showed signs of intoxication.

McFarland was charged with two counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first-degree fleeing or evading police (vehicle), second-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot), reckless driving, first-degree wanton endangerment (of a peace officer), possession of drug paraphernalia and DUI.