Wanted Suspect from Manchester, Kentucky apprehended in a large Briar Patch after fleeing Police

Chad Witt 600

LONDON, KY - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's Deputy Travis Napier along with Deputy Dustin Saylor arrested Chad Witt age 37 of Manchester on Wednesday afternoon October 13, 2021 at approximately 2:52 PM.

The arrest occurred off Highway 1376 approximately 4 miles north of London after deputies were dispatched to a disturbance call there.

Upon arrival at the scene and while talking to individuals at the scene deputies observed the suspect running toward a woodline in a backyard there.

The suspect was told to stop multiple times but continued to flee on foot through numerous backyards traveling into a large briar patch where Deputy Saylor located him and following a brief struggle the suspect was taken into custody.

Deputy Saylor received numerous cuts on his arms and face and a damaged uniform.

The suspect was determined to have an outstanding warrant.

Chad Witt was charged with:

  • Disorderly conduct – second-degree
  • Criminal mischief – third-degree
  • Fleeing or evading police – second-degree – on foot
  • Resisting arrest
  • Menacing

In addition, this subject was charged on a Laurel District Court bench warrant of arrest charging failure to appear in court on charges of:

  • Leaving the scene of an accident

This individual was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Photo of accused attached is courtesy of the Laurel County Correctional Center.


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