TFC Michael Murriell
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 14, Ashland
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Date of News Release: 05/15/2010
(Ashland, Ky.) -- The Kentucky State Police in Ashland have arrested a Jefferson County resident on charges stemming from a physical altercation involving a firearm on Meade Branch in Greenup County. Jeff Meade Jr. (age 62) of 313 South 20th Street Louisville, KY was arrested by Trooper Justin Oliver after a four hour manhunt ended at the KY 503 / 207 area of Wurtland, KY. Early details of the investigation revealed around 6:15 hours this evening, Meade and another man (name believed to be Max Wiley [age – address unavailable due to this subject leaving the scene]) were involved in an argument when Meade allegedly chased this individual with a firearm on Meade Branch. Billy Meade, a relative of Jeff Meade, confronted Jeff Meade and Jeff pointed the loaded firearm (22 Long Rifle) directly at him. Jeff Meade then fled the scene and ran into a heavily wooded area near the junction of Meade Branch and Uhlen Branch in Wurtland, KY.
Several Kentucky State troopers from the Post 14 area engaged in an intense man-hunt including the KSP K-9 unit. At about 10 pm, Trooper Oliver received a tip from a passing motorist about a possible location of Jeff Meade. Trooper Oliver drove to this area, which was at the junction of the Industrial Parkway and KY 207, and located the suspect. Meade was arrested and transported to the Greenup County Detention Center. He was charged with: Giving an Officer a false name and address, Class B Misdemeanor, Wanton Endangerment 1st degree, Possession of firearm by convicted felon, Non-compliant of sexual offender registry, all Class D felonies.
Other details stemming from this investigation will most likely bring additional charges but no details are available for release at this time.
The investigation is continuing by Detective Mike Murriell of the Kentucky State Police.