Escaped Estill County Inmate Still At Large

Kentucky State Police and the Irvine Police Department in Estill County are currently looking for an escaped inmate who was being transferred to the Estill County Detention Center on Monday. The man has been identified as 37 year old Jason Gay of Berea. He was being transported for a court date when he slipped out of his handcuffs and then stole a pickup truck at a nearby water treatment plant. It is unknown exactly how he managed to get out of the handcuffs. The employee whose truck was stolen said he managed to fire shots at the truck before Gay drove off. The truck was later found near the city library with three blown tires. Gay is said to be armed with a machete that was inside the stolen truck. He was arrested in March on charges of engaging in organized crime, receiving stolen property, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs and being a persistent felony offender.

Letcher County Police Searching For Robbery Suspect

Police in Letcher County are searching for a suspect who is accused of robbing the Isom Double Kwik around 4am Tuesday morning. The masked man entered the store demanding money and was given an undisclosed amount of cash by the employee before running away. He is described as between 5’7 and 5’9 with a slim build and light complexion. No one was injured in the robbery and the man did not appear to be armed during the altercation.

*Morgan County Missing Teen FOUND!*

BRYCEN CRISP HAS BEEN FOUND!!  No longer missing!

 

Search teams are out looking for a missing Morgan County teenager who was reported missing around 11pm last night. 16 year old Brycen Crisp was said to be visiting grandparents in Blaine community of Lawrence County when he disappeared. The Lawrence County Office of Emergency Management is currently searching for the boy along Rockhouse Trace Road which is just off Brushy Creek Road. Authorities currently believe the 16 year old who has Autism walked away from his grandparents’ house.

Bell County Man Killed in Fatal Shooting

In Bell County a fatal shooting took place late Monday night in the Tanyard Hill community. Larry Wayne Posey, 41, was shot and killed at his home on Highway 3482 just before 9pm on Monday. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call and say Posey died at the scene. Police are treating this as a death investigation and are awaiting autopsy results. No further information has been given at this time.

Harlan County Man Arrested For Violating EPO Against Him

A Harlan County man is facing charges after being arrested early yesterday morning. Mark Cox is said to have gotten into an altercation with his wife, Jessica, where she told officers he was verbally abusive toward her. An investigation showed he had violated an Emergency Protective Order she had against him. Mark Cox was also in possession of marijuana at the time of his arrest.

Lawrence County Man Dies After Arrest

In Lawrence County an investigation is underway in the death of 56 year old Bill Collins. The incident began on Friday when an officer attending the Lawrence County High School graduation in Louisa witnessed a car leave the roadway. Collins was driving the vehicle and when the officer approached him, Collins began to verbally assault the officer. He was arrested and taken to the Louisa Police Department where he then locked himself in a room. Collins was tased through a crack in the door, but he removed the taser from his body. Collins was then hit a second time and officers struggled to subdue him. It then became clear he was in need of medical assistance and was taken to Three Rivers Medical Center where he died. Police are investigating the incident but said it does not appear any of the officers did anything criminal. An autopsy of Bill Collins is now pending.

Knox County Magistrate Facing Assault Charges

A Knox County magistrate is facing assault charges after being arrested by Kentucky State Police on Saturday. Jerry “Rabbit” Cox says he’s innocent of charges connecting him to incidents that witnesses have told police took place in January and April. Criminal complaints have been filed against Cox saying he ran his car into David Carnes and Timothy Bright, with both men sustaining minor injuries back in January in the Flat Lick community. Bright’s mother Sherry Stamper said she witnessed the incident. In a separate incident, Cox is accused of pointing a gun at Stamper’s husband Whitley and his son Daniel on April 8th. Cox maintains his innocence and said he plans to file charges himself. He was taken to the Bell County Detention Center on Saturday and was bonded out after around four hours. He was charged with two counts of assault fourth degree and one count of terroristic threatening third degree.

Head-On Crash in Whitesburg Results in DUI

A head on crash in Whitesburg last night took place around 10:30pm at the end of the bypass near Rite Aid Pharmacy. Two cars hit head on and while none of the names are being released, it is known one driver will be charged with DUI. The status of injuries is also unknown at this time but Whitesburg Police Chief Tyrone Fields was nearby when the accident happened.

Man Raising Awareness for Motorcycle Safety Makes Stop in Kentucky

A motorcyclist who has partnered with Allstate Insurance to ride his bike through all 50 states made a stop in Kentucky this weekend. Nate Hudson is riding his Indian motorcycle across the country to raise awareness for motor cycle safety. Kentucky State Police say that 22 motorcyclists have died so far this year. 14 of those riders were not wearing helmets. Hudson had already been through 12 states when he came to Kentucky on Saturday. His trip will take 111 days and 17,000 miles to complete. He left the Commonwealth yesterday evening for West Virginia.

KSP Searching For Driver Who Struck Cruiser Twice Over The Weekend

Over the weekend a man in London crashed a semi truck into the back of a state police cruiser twice and then left the scene. Trooper Donnie Foley was at a stop light on KY 192 at the intersection of KY 363 just before midnight on Friday night when the semi first ran into the back of his marked cruiser. Afterwards, the driver of the truck struck the cruiser a second time and Trooper Foley was injured while the cruiser received severe damage. The driver then took off, turning right on KY 363 and proceeding towards London. More police units responded to the scene of the incident and while they searched the area, the semi was not located. Trooper Foley was taken to Saint Joseph Hospital in London to be treated for his injuries and was then released. The truck was said to be dark in color and did not have a trailer behind it. The front end of the semi would likely have damage. Anyone with information is asked to call Kentucky State Police at 606-878-6622.