On Tuesday afternoon around 4:50 PM, Paintsville/Johnson Co. 911 received a call from a passerby stating there was a black truck and a green Dodge Charger chasing each other on US 460 in Johnson Co. near the Rockhouse FWB Church.
Initial reports indicated that one of the subjects in the Charger allegedly pulled a gun on the occupants in the truck after the truck had apparently cut off the Charger.
At this time, it is unclear if shots were fired or if the weapon was just shown, but the truck took off onto US 23 in the direction of Hager Hill with the Charger closely following.
Law Enforcement (Paintsville Police Dept.) were quickly notified and managed to intercept the Dodge Charger as it turned off of US 23 and onto Middle Fork Road. After a short pursuit up Middle Fork Road,
Police managed to stop the vehicle and detained 2 subjects.
Police located 2 loaded guns inside the car (the make and model of the guns are not identified in this report).
Police have not released the names of the individuals involved, nor have they released information on what actually led to this dangerous situation.
We have received no word on what happened to the occupants in the black truck.
More information will be released as the investigation continues.
The Paintsville Police Dept., Johnson Co. Sheriff’s Office and Kentucky State Police all responded to this call.