Athens Review, Athens, Texas

November 26, 2012

Undercover drug operation leads to chase in Kaufman County

From Staff Reports
The Athens Review

Athens — Kaufman - at about 2:20 p.m. on Nov. 20, the Kaufman County Narcotics team, along with Kaufman County Deputies and Kaufman Police Department were in the process of investigating a drug-buy operation at a undisclosed location in Kaufman.

As the narcotics investigators attempted to stop the vehicle, it bolted out into traffic traveling south on Jackson Street at a high rate of speed. Officers chased the suspects’ vehicle at speeds over 95 mph. down State Highway 243 traveling northbound. As the vehicle continued traveling at a high rate of speed, the suspects could be seen throwing items out of the passenger window. The vehicle then circled back around, heading toward the square at the Kaufman County Court House, where the occupants were taken into custody without anyone being injured.

Arrested were Carl Lynn Fulton Jr., 28, of Euless and Joseph Shane Icenhower, 22 of Sulphur Springs. Officers were able to recover most of the illegal property thrown out of the vehicle during the chase. Over $720 in cash, a brown paper bag containing clear plastic baggies with a set of digital scales, three cell phones, 15 grams of what is believed to be methamphetamine and several pills believed to be Xanex.

Fulton was charged with manufacture and delivery of a substance in penalty group one, tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, evading arrest or detention, possession of a dangerous drug. He also had warrants out of Cockrell Hill Police Department. Icenhower was charged with manufacture and delivery of a substance in penalty group one, tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, evading arrest or detention, and also had warrants out of Van Zandt County, as well as Hopkins County.

Both suspects were transported to the Kaufman County Law Enforcement Center, where bond is set at $1,110,611 for Fulton and no bond for Icenhower.