Additional details have been released concerning the teenager who led several law enforcement agencies on a nearly 100 mile high-speed chase along US 23 on Tuesday.
The chase started in Ashland after officials there received a call from Ohio about a juvenile who was wanted on several charges traveling into Kentucky.
According to the Scioto Co, Ohio Sheriff’s Office, the youth had been involved in the attack of a 65-year-old man who was doing yardwork at his mother’s home last month in Wheelersburg, Ohio.
He was wanted on robbery and assault charges.
Officials said the youth and another teen were taken to a juvenile detention center in Ross Co, Ohio, but the teen on Tuesday managed to flee from juvenile court as he was being taken to a doctor’s appointment.
Tuesday’s chase ended in Pike Co. after the teen ran out of gas in the Dodge truck he was operating.
Original article 8/21/18:
A nearly 100-mile chase on US 23, involving multiple law-enforcement agencies, ended in Pikeville on Tuesday.
The chase started in Boyd Co after the Boyd Co Sheriff’s Office received a call out of Ohio reportedly involving a 17-year-old boy who was wanted in connection to a possible murder.
The juvenile was also said to have firearms in the dark blue Dodge Ram he was operating.
The Boyd Co Sheriff’s Office also reported that one of their Deputies, who was directly behind the teenager during the chase, said he seen the teen point what appeared to be a gun at him.
The Boyd Co Sheriff’s Office, Ashland Police Department, Lawrence Co. Sheriff’s Office, Johnson Co. Sheriff’s Office, Floyd Co. Sheriff’s Office, Prestonsburg Police Dept., Pike Co. Sheriff’s Office and Kentucky State Police all took part in the chase, which ended when the truck out of gas near Pikeville RV on US 23.
Officials said the teen is facing first-degree assault and attempted murder charges.
More charges are pending.
We will bring you more information once it becomes available.