Two arrested in Paducah cab theft

Two people from McCracken County were arrested in Graves County after one of them allegedly stole a Chiz Cab van and ran down a woman at 27th and Clark streets in Paducah, according to Paducah police. 

Officers say Shawn Roach told them he was driving a 2003 Kia Sedona van for Chiz Cab Friday night, and his friend, Shea Hendrickson, was riding with him.  He told officers he picked up a woman at a home in the 3000 block of Monroe Street, and a man at a home in the 2500 block of Clay Street. He said the two passengers began arguing, and the male passenger asked to be let out in the area of 27th and Washington streets.

Police say the man was 26-year-old David Bumphus and the woman was 24-year-old Sharmelvine Watson.

Roach told police Watson then turned her anger toward Hendrickson and began fighting with her before getting into the driver’s seat of the van and driving off without Roach or Hendrickson. He said he and Hendrickson began chasing the van south on South 27th Street, but it turned around and began heading directly toward them. Roach said Hendrickson ran into a yard at 27th and Clark streets, but Watson followed her into the yard and hit her with the van.

Police say Hendrickson was dragged a short distance before she got away from the vehicle.

The Paducah Police Department says it issued a be on the look out alert for the stolen van, and Mayfield police found it in Mayfield just before 2 a.m. Saturday. Police say Bumphus was driving, and Watson was riding with him. They were both arrested. 

Marijuana, a plastic grinder, open beer cans and a loaded .22-caliber revolver in an open briefcase were found in the van between the driver and passenger seats, according to Paducah police. 

The two were jailed in the Graves County jail. At the jail, police say a female jailer found marijuana hidden on Watson, resulting in a charge of promoting contraband. 

Bumphus was charged with receiving stolen property valued at less than $10,000, receiving stolen property (firearm), driving under the influence, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving with no operator’s license, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle and carrying a concealed weapon.

Watson was charged with receiving stolen property valued at less than $10,000, receiving stolen property (firearm), possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, first-degree promoting contraband, alcohol intoxication, carrying a concealed weapon, and on a Paducah Police Department warrant charging her with first-degree assault

Watson and Bumphus remain in Graves County Jail.

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