Harlan man arrested last week for moving violations, also faces drug charges


May 25th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Harlan Police Department reported Thursday afternoon, a Harlan man was arrested last week on assault, drug and other charges. 47-year old Randall Hess was arrested May 18th on an assault charge, after authorities received word a person had allegedly assaulted a young man. The following day, officers in Harlan were called to a possible hit-and-run incident at the corner of 7th and Dye Streets.

At the scene, they met with Harlan resident Curtis Scheffler, who claimed to have been the victim of a hit-and-run. Following an investigation, which included a report of someone ransacking Scheffler’s house, officers arrested Hess and 43-year old Mark Boardman, of Portsmouth. The men were brought to the Shelby County Jail, where Boardman was charged with Burglary in the 3rd degree, Possession of Burglary Tools, and Criminal Mischief in the 4th Degree.

Hess was charged with OWI, Driving While Revoked, and Leaving the scene of a personal injury accident. While being held in the Shelby County Jail, Hess was also charged with two-counts of Distribution of a Controlled Substance, and Prohibited Acts. Those charges were the results of a month-long investigation into Hess’ allegedly selling a controlled substance.