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Two jailed in separate cases

Friday, January 31, 2003

Two people were incarcerated in Clay County Jail this morning as a result of separate arrests Thursday; one on felony resisting arrest and the other on a variety of drug charges.

Brenda Moran learned Thursday night that you can't run from the law.

Moran, 24, is in Clay County Jail, without bond after leading officers on a high speed chase through Brazil and the surrounding area.

At about 8 p.m., officers spotted Moran in a vehicle, and after a check, found the vehicle had false registration. Officer Dennis Archer turned on his lights and the Moran vehicle slowed momentarily and then took off at a high rate of speed, disregarding stop signs along the way.

According to the report, Moran turned west on U.S. 40, then U.S. 340 and on to CR 425W. From there, the Moran vehicle turned west onto CR 1100 north to CR 500W to CR 1200E.

After turning onto CR 1200W, the vehicle began to smoke heavily and soon thereafter the vehicle slowed and came to a stop.

Officer Dennis Archer approached the vehicle. He discovered that the driver of the vehicle had an outstanding warrant for a petition to revoke probation. Moran and a juvenile had to be physically removed from the vehicle. Moran is charged with felony resisting arrest and reckless driving.

Officers assisting in the chase included Brazil Police Officers Anthony Hapenny, Todd Stemm and Ken Hill while Clay County Sheriff's deputies Mike Heaton, Jon Lambert and Doug Barr.

In an unrelated incident, Brent John, 39, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine (less than three grams), possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while suspended and expired drivers license.

According to Officer Hapenny, John was arrested in the alley behind Hicks Auto Supply and Gary's Hide-A-Way.

John's bail is set at $7,000 cash. Usually 10 percent of the bail amount is accepted. John must come up with the entire $7,000 to make bail.

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