Couple charged with attempting to run over Ala. trooper

The couple was charged with trafficking meth and second-degree assault after trying to flee from the trooper during a traffic stop


Kirsten Fiscus
Montgomery Advertiser, Ala.

DEATSVILLE, Ala. — A Deatsville couple were arrested Monday night after being found in possession of methamphetamine and attempted to flee while nearly running over a state trooper.

Brad Edgar Wyatt, 37, and 27-year-old Kayla Ashley McClellan were charged with trafficking meth and second-degree assault following the incident, according to court records.

McClellan and Wyatt were on their way to meet an undercover officer with the meth when an unmarked patrol vehicle attempted a traffic stop near the intersection of South Lawrence Street and Clanton Avenue about 8:30 p.m., according to the records.

McClellan, driving a black Cadillac CTS, stopped when Wyatt told her to put the car in reverse and flee, according to court records. McClellan struck a patrol vehicle and nearly missed an officer "giving loud verbal commands to stop."

McClellan then tried to put the vehicle in gear and flee in the direction of officers standing outside. After failing to do so, Wyatt and McClellan were forcibly removed from the car and arrested, according to records.

One officer suffered minor cuts to his hand from the Cadillac, according to the couple's charging documents.

Wyatt and McClellan were found in possession of "a large sum of U.S. currency bundled in increments of $1,000." They also had 168 grams of meth in their car, according to records. By state law, any amount over 28 grams of meth is considered trafficking.

Both Wyatt and McClellan were charged with second-degree assault, for the injury caused to the officer, and trafficking. If convicted of trafficking, both face a mandatory minimum sentence of three years in prison and a $50,000 fine.

McClellan and Wyatt each remain jailed in the Montgomery County Detention Facility on a $1,015,000 bond.

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©2019 the Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, Ala.)

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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