A Laurel County man accused of fleeing a meth lab this month fought with officers after he was found hiding in a closet Friday, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.
Chucky R. Jones, 30, of Lily, faces a host of charges, including manufacturing methamphetamine, resisting arrest and child endangerment. On Friday, a 2-year-old was found in the house where Jones was arrested. A meth lab was found in a fireplace, the release said.
Jones is also charged with third-degree assault — because a deputy broke his hand in the scuffle — and promoting contraband, after deputies found syringes and marijuana on him while he was being booked into the Laurel County jail, the release said.
A warrant was issued for Jones after he fled from a home June 10 where a meth lab was found, the release said. Officers tracked him to the home of Marlana Helton on Lily Road, about 3 miles south of London, on Friday.
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Helton was charged with hindering apprehension because she told officers Jones wasn't there. She also faces charges of making and using meth, endangering a child and possession of drug paraphernalia, the release said.
The operation netted three other arrests for manufacturing meth, the release said. Jordan Clacy and Heather Hensley were arrested at the home from which Jones fled June 10. Larry C. Helton was arrested on drug charges Friday.
The 2-year-old, identified in the release as Marlana Helton's daughter, was taken into protective custody, the release said.