- On Sunday, February 4, 2024, around 11:50pm, Deputy David Carroll responded to a suspicious person complaint at the Huck’s Travel Center. The 9-1-1 caller reported they believed the subject was under the influence of an unknown substance. When Deputy Carroll arrived, the subject had already fled on foot from the business. Officer Josh Travis of the Eddyville Police Department located a witness who had seen the subject running on US 62 back toward Eddyville. Deputy Carroll located the subject on the I-24 West bound on-ramp. Upon making contact with him, Deputy Carroll observed he was speaking incoherently before running into traffic on I-24. The subject crossed all 4-lanes and jumped over a guardrail before rolling down a steep embankment.
The subject yelled for officers to kill him and continued to flee from police. He was eventually taken into custody without further incident. A search of his person revealed a large plastic bag of suspected MDMA, also known as Ecstasy. The subject was identified as Morris J. Johnson (43) of Fultondale, Alabama. Johnson was found to be a commercial vehicle driver who had stopped in Kuttawa for the evening. He was arrested and charged with Public Intoxication and Possession of Controlled Substance-1st Degree (drug unspecified). Johnson was lodged in the Crittenden County Detention Center.
- On Tuesday, February 6, 2024, around 7:10am, Sheriff Brent White and Lyon County EMS were dispatched to Barkley Dam for a single vehicle, rollover collision. The investigation revealed a Trail Master UTV being operated by Collin T. Calhoun (18) of Eddyville was East bound on Warehouse Road when the windshield of the UTV became frozen with condensation, causing limited visibility. The UTV exited the left shoulder, before Calhoun overcorrected and lost control causing the UTV to exit the right shoulder and overturn down an embankment. Calhoun was an employee of a contractor working on a hydro-project at Barkley Dam. He received incapacitating injuries to his upper body in the collision. He was transported to a Paducah hospital for treatment.