A pair of drug investigations converged Tuesday afternoon, ending with a police pursuit, warning shots, a search for drugs and a narrow escape for a wheelchair-bound man.
Shelby W. Banks, 28, of Paris, is facing a multitude of charges this morning following the pursuit around Market Street and Stamper Drive. Clark County Sheriff Berl Perdue said a detective had been investigating a suspected drug dealer on Dale Drive for some time and, through another investigation, suspected the driver of a red Ford pickup truck was carrying drugs.
When Detective Robert Webb attempted to stop the truck near the intersection of Lexington Avenue and Stamper Drive, the truck took off through the neighborhood and the Quick Shop trailer park. As he did, he sideswiped a man in a motorized wheelchair on Market Street, sending the chair into a spin and Banks' truck off the road into two trees and over an embankment, according to the report filed by Winchester Police.