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Sting operation
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Russell Lee Asbury II was taken to the hospital for treatment of the numerous yellow jacket stings.
A fugitive fell into a sting operation of sorts when he disturbed a yellow jacket nest while trying to outrun the law.The man, Russell Lee Asbury II, 34, was taken to the hospital for treatment of the numerous yellow jacket stings before being transported to jail where he was charged with evading arrest, drunk driving, reckless endangerment, and possession of drug paraphernalia.Deputy Evan Cooper pulled behind Asbury after he saw him run a red light on the bypass.“He was traveling too fast to make the right turn onto Red Road,” the deputy reported, noting the suspect slid off the road and down a steep embankment near the old cheese plant. Officers found him hiding in dense woods and when questioned, Asbury told them he had been up for 17 days under the influence of meth and had “no clue of where he was going or where he was.”It was as ambulance personnel were trying to help Asbury out of the thicket that someone disturbed a yellow jacket nest.“The nest was disturbed and they began to sting emergency personnel as well as Mr. Asbury,” the deputy said. “McMinnville Fire Department personnel entered the woods in turnout gear to get Mr. Asbury to the ambulance.”