TFC Stu Recke
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 2, Nortonville
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Pursuit and Arrest in Christian County
Date of News Release: 09/01/2006
(Christian County) - Tpr. Gann was on routine patrol on Ky 115 in Christian county and observed an ATV being operated on the roadway. The operator matched the description of an escapee form the Christian Co. Jail. Tpr. Gann attempted to initiate a traffic stop at which time the operator of the ATV failed to comply with the visual and audio direction to stop.
The pursuit began at the intersection of US 41 and Ky 155 in Pembroke, Ky. Tpr. Gann pursued the ATV for approx. 9 miles and the pursuit lasted for 16 minutes. It ended on Ky 508 just east of Monkey-Norman Rd.
At this location the operator of the ATV traveled off-road in an attempt to elude the officer. In doing so, the ATV overturned in a ditch and landed on top of the operator. Trooper Gann immediately provided assistance by removing the ATV from on top of the operator and took him into custody. The operator was identified as Jeffery A Jones. Mr. Jones was not the escapee from the Christian Co. Jail.
Mr. Jones was transported to Jeannie stuart Hospital where he treatment for his injuries. Further investigation revealed that Mr. Jones did not have an operators license and that the ATV he was riding was stolen.