At 0914 hours this morning troopers arrested fugitive
Michael D. “Mickey” Brashears (64) of Cerulean.
Brashears was originally arrested and charged in Trigg County
in 2007 by Kentucky State Police (KSP) with Convicted Felon in Possession of a
Handgun, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Cultivation of Marijuana (5 or more
plants-firearm enhanced) and Possession of Marijuana.
In the fall of 2010, while out of jail and on bond for
charges; and just prior to a change of plea hearing in Trigg Circuit
Brashears was again investigated for cultivating marijuana off
Cerulean-Hopkinsville Road. Troopers and detectives with the Kentucky
State Police executed a search warrant on his property and found a large
of processed marijuana, marijuana plants and firearms. Brashears had
remained a fugitive from
justice until being apprehended on this date.
The investigation revealed that Brashears had abandoned his
home on Cerulean-Hopkinsville Road
and had been living in various wooded areas, a tent and barn during the past 12
months. KSP received information on
September 28th that Brashears was spotted by Cerulean residents, and
that he was armed with a firearm.
On this date, two (2) Kentucky State Police troopers and one
KSP/CVE Special Operations officer conducting surveillance in the Cerulean area
spotted Brashears when he walked out of a corn field and toward a nearby
barn. Brashears was taken into custody without
incident; however, he was armed with 20 gauge shotgun and a Glock, Model 23
handgun at the time of his arrest.
In addition to being charged with bench warrants for Failing
to Appear on the original 2007 offenses, he was also charged with the following
as it pertained to the 2010 investigation:
(1) Cultivation of Marijuana (5 or more plants), (2) Possession of Drug
Paraphernalia, (3) Trafficking Marijuana, (4) Possession of Controlled Substance-3rd
Degree, and (5) 3 counts of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
Brashears was also charged with one additional count of
Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and one count of Possession of a
Handgun by a Convicted Felon for the shotgun and handgun that he possessed at
the time of his arrest. In all,
Brashears is accused of cultivating 95 marijuana plants with the intent to
In 1986, Brashears was convicted in Trigg Circuit Court for felony
Burglary in the 3rd Degree.
In 1989 he was convicted of Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon
and Trafficking Marijuana. In 1990
Brashears was convicted of Wanton Endangerment of a Police Officer after he
fired at sheriffs department personnel who were trying to arrest him for
marijuana possession. Brashears was
lodged in the Christian
County Jail and has been
denied bond due to his past failure to appear.