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Vehicle Pursuit and Fugitive Arrest in Whitley County

Date of News Release: 07/11/2012

(LONDON, KY.) - On Wednesday July 11, 2012 at 12:08 am Troopers Clyde Dingess and Jacob Bunch attempted to stop a silver 2006 Ford 150 truck on Highway 204 in Whitley County. Troopers observed the vehicle speeding and believed it to be a vehicle reported stolen on July 10th 2012 to the Corbin Police Department. The vehicle refused to stop and a vehicle pursuit was initiated traveling west on Highway 204. The pursuit turned onto River road and soon ended when the operator failed to negotiate a turn.

The operator Brandon Petrey, age-29 of Williamsburg Kentucky was not injured in the accident and was arrested at the scene. Troopers in the subsequent investigation learned that the vehicle was in fact stolen from Corbin on July 10th. They also learned that Petrey was wanted in Knox County Tennessee for a probation violation related to an attempted second degree murder and aggravated burglary charges. Petrey was lodged in the Whitley County Detention center on the Tennessee charges and local charges related to the vehicle pursuit including Fleeing and Evading police 1st degree, DUI, Resisting arrest, receiving stolen property.

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