TFC Michael Murriell
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 14, Ashland
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Update to Attempt To Locate (Fugitive) in Boyd County
(Ashland, KY) - At approximately 11:00 the Troopers from the Kentucky State Police in Ashland, apprehended Chris Artrip in the area of the 7200 Block of State Route 5. An immediate search for Chris and Anthony "Tony" Artrip began last evening when both individuals were spotted in the area of Ike Patton Drive and Daniels Fork in Boyd County. Both fled from police which led to a large search of both individuals. At this time, Anthony "Tony" Artrip is still at large and considered armed and dangerous. The Kentucky State Police along with the surrounding agencies are still continuing their search for Anthony "Tony" Artrip.
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(Ashland, KY) - At approximately 1953 hours yesterday evening (7/27/07), the Kentucky State Police received information of a possible location of fugitive Anthony "Tony" Artrip at a residence near Ike Patton Drive and Daniels Fork area of Boyd County. As Troopers arrived at the residence, they observed Tony Artrip flee into a heavily wooded area. Meanwhile, Troopers spotted a red Dodge Stealth that was occupied by Chris Artrip. Troopers subsequently initiated a pursuit of the vehicle down Daniels Fork after the vehicle failed to stop. The vehicle stopped on Brookfield Farm Road and the driver fled into a wooded area. Troopers arrested a female passenger for multiple drug offenses. It is unclear at this time her relationship to the Artrips.
The Kentucky State Police SRT was activated and responded to the scene as well as K-9 assets from DESI. A thorough search of the area was conducted; however, neither suspect was located.
Residents in this area should be alert of any suspicious activity and alert the Kentucky State Police of any suspicious activity.