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Lexington police make several arrests in violent crimes initiative

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Posted at 3:35 PM, Oct 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-12 15:35:29-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Lexington Police initiative aimed at addressing violent crime has led to 13 arrests.

Police partnered with personnel from the ATF, FBI, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Marshals Service, Kentucky Probation and Parole, and prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Commonwealth’s Attorney office and County Attorney office.

A Lexington Police spokesperson said in a release that the goal of the operation was to tackle recent violent crime in the community, and to locate people suspected of drug trafficking or being involved in a number of recent shootings.

The collective efforts resulted in:

  • 13 felony arrests of nine adults and four juveniles
  • 15 handguns seized (including 3 stolen and one with an extended magazine)
  • 787 grams of fentanyl (approximately 1.73 pounds) and approximately 10 grams of cocaine seized

According to police the initiative was part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods program, a partnership between law enforcement, prosecutors, and community leaders to address violent crime through a unified approach.

Reportedly some of the individuals charged are believed to be associated with violent crimes that have taken place in Lexington, and investigators are working with partners to prosecute several cases at the federal level.

Anyone with information regarding criminal activity in Lexington is encouraged to contact police or submit an anonymous tip through Bluegrass Crime Stoppers. Anonymous tips, including photos and videos, can be submitted by texting LEXPD plus the tip to CRIMES (274637). Information can also be sent anonymously by phone (859) 253-2020 or online at www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com [bluegrasscrimestoppers.com].

Individuals arrested include:

Kashajuan Lyvers, 23

  • Possession of Handgun by a

Convicted Felon

  • Receiving Stolen Property (firearm)
  • Trafficking in Controlled Substance (suspected fentanyl derivatives)
  • Criminal Mischief 3rd

Allante Brown, 23

  • Carrying a Concealed Weapon by Prior Deadly Weapon Felony Offender
  • Violation of Kentucky EPO/DVO
  • Possession of Handgun by a Convicted Felon

Tru Braddock, 19

  • Carrying a Concealed Weapon
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Fleeing/Evading Police 1st
  • Receiving Stolen Property (firearm)
  • Wanton Endangerment 1st
  • Trafficking in Controlled Substance (suspected fentanyl derivatives)

Tyzon Edwards, 21

  • Aggravated Trafficking in Controlled Substance (fentanyl derivatives)
  • Criminal Mischief 1st
  • Criminal Mischief 3rd
  • Fleeing/Evading Police 1st
  • Possession of Handgun by a Convicted Felon
  • Tampering with Physical Evidence
  • Parole Violation

Joshua W. Sargent, 30

  • Assault 2nd
  • Possession of Handgun by a Convicted Felon
  • Receiving Stolen Property (firearm)
  • Theft by Unlawful Taking

Damien Porter, 20

  • Carrying a Concealed Weapon
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Possession of Handgun by a Convicted Felon

Jeremy Duncan, 26

  • Trafficking in Controlled Substance (cocaine
  • Aggravated Trafficking in Controlled Substance (fentanyl)
  • Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon

Kaleb Henry, 18

  • Wanton Endangerment 1st
  • Fleeing / Evading Police 1st
  • Unlawful Transaction with a Minor 3rd (2 counts)
  • Criminal Mischief 3rd
  • Tampering with Physical Evidence
  • Leaving Scene of an Accident

Demarhae Dawson, 18

  • Wanton Endangerment 1st
  • Fleeing / Evading Police 1st
  • Probation Violation
  • Receiving Stolen Property (firearm)
  • Possession of Controlled Substance 1st (heroin)
  • Leaving Scene of an Accident

Male suspect, 17

  • Trafficking in Controlled Substance (suspected fentanyl)

Male suspect, 16

  • Assault 1st
  • Wanton Endangerment 1st

Male suspect, 17

  • Minor in Possession of a Handgun
  • Fleeing / EvAding Police 1st
  • Tampering with Physical Evidence

Male suspect, 16

  • Warrant for Robbery 1st
  • Warrant for Unlawful Imprisonment
  • Warrant for Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card