Man Operating 4-Wheeler Facing Several Charges
A man operating a 4-wheeler in Newport is now facing several charges. Newport police has spotted 37 year old Ricky Hembree, who goes by the nickname of Butch, driving a 4 wheeler at the intersection of East Broadway and Woodlawn Ave. Hembree was known to have two warrants for his arrest. Hemree asked the officer if he could take the 4 wheeler to an address on Freeman Avenue before being taken to jail. The officer complied with the request, but when Hemree arrived at the address on Freeman, he took off on foot and escaped into some nearby woods. Additional warrants have ne been issued for his arrest.