The following press release has been issued by Andrews Police Department. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Andrews, NC – Chief J.J. Wooten announced the December 19th, 2018 arrest of 26-year-old Amy Jumper of Robbinsville, North Carolina for controlled substance violations and fleeing to elude law enforcement.
During the afternoon hours of December 19th, 2018, Chief J.J. Wooten and Officer Nick Roberson observed a vehicle in the Andrews area committing motor vehicle violations. Chief Wooten and Officer Roberson attempted to conduct a vehicle stop and the vehicle fled from law enforcement. The vehicle pursuit went on for several miles at high rates of speed before ending in the Granny Squirrel area of Cherokee County. During the investigation, a search of the vehicle and driver recovered controlled substance, drug paraphernalia, and US Currency.
Amy Jumper was taken into custody and transported to Erlanger Murphy Medical Center to be medically cleared prior to being transported to the Cherokee County Detention Center where she was incarcerated for TRAFFICKING IN METHAMPHETAMINE, PWIMSD METHAMPHETAMINE, MAINTAIN PLACE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE, FELONY FLEE TO ELUDE, POSSESS MARIJUANA UP TO ½ OZ, POSSESS DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, POSSESS MARIJUANA PARAPHERNALIA, OPERATE A VEHICLE WITH NO INSURANCE, NO OPERATORS LICENSE, SPEEDING IN A SCHOOL ZONE, AGGRESSIVE DRIVING, DAMAGE TO PROPERTY. Jumper is currently being held on a $50,000 secure bond and has a January 3rd, 2019 court date.
Chief J.J. Wooten stated “I am thankful no one was seriously hurt during this incident. It is good knowing that a large amount of controlled substance was taken off the street as we continue the fight against dangerous drugs in our area. I would like to thank the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office for their response and assistance.”
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