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Two Carter County residents arrested

Date of News Release: 02/18/2011

(Ashland, Ky.) -- The Kentucky State Police in Ashland have arrested two Carter County residents following a 43 mile pursuit that lasted over 45 minutes near Olive Hill, KY this evening (02/18/2011). At approximately 6:45 pm, Trooper Matt Ridener attempted to stop a motorcycle on US 60 which was travelling at a high rate of speed. The driver of the motorcycle, 39 year old Jeremy Shane Lyons of Grayson, KY attempted to elude Trooper Ridener turning on several roads including US 60, Ky 182, I-64, KY 2, and KY 3298. The pursuit ended on KY 3298 when the motorcycle apparently ran out of fuel and both driver and passenger were taken into custody by Troopers. The passenger was identified as 19 year old Lynsie Bush of Grayson, KY.

Upon investigation, authorities discovered a backpack that Ms. Bush had been wearing on her back. This backpack contained evidence which was consistent with items used to make methamphetamine.

Both Mr. Lyons and Ms. Bush were arrested and transported to the Carter County Detention Center. They were charged with the following offenses:

Jeremy Shane Lyons:

  • Speeding
  • Driving under the influence 2nd
  • Fleeing and Evading 1st
  • Wanton Endangerment 1st
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Reckless Driving
  • No registration plate / receipt
  • License to be in possession
  • No insurance
  • Failure to register transfer of Motorcycle
  • Improper Passing
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st

Lynsie Bush:

  • Manufacturing Methamphetamine 1st

The Kentucky State Police was assisted by Olive Hill Police, Grayson Police, Fish and Wildlife, and the Carter County Sheriff's Department. Neither occupant of the motorcycle was wearing helmets.

The investigation is continuing by Trooper Matt Ridener.

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