MORE CHARGES POSSIBLE: Narcotics Arrest after KSP Troopers disable Vehicle on Interstate 64 in Scott County ending High Speed Pursuit that involved five Kentucky Counties

Laurel Sheriff's K-9 Detective Jake Miller reports that as this investigation continues, additional charges are possible

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Suspect’s vehicle

LONDON, KY - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's interdiction units and narcotics detectives arrested two individuals on Wednesday night April 13, 2022 at approximately 9:30 PM.

Sheriff's investigators attempted a traffic stop on West Cumberland Gap Parkway, approximately 10 miles South of London on a 2015 Chevrolet Malibu.

The vehicle refused to stop after Sheriff's investigators activated their emergency equipment.

The vehicle traveled onto I–75 northbound and continued to flee from Sheriff's investigators traveling through Laurel County into Rockcastle County, Madison County, Fayette County, and into Scott County onto I-64.

Kentucky State Police troopers spiked tires on the suspect’s vehicle at mile marker 71 on I-64 in Scott County.

The vehicle continued  an additional 4 miles before coming to stop in the median where the driver bailed out of the vehicle and was taken into custody without incident following a short foot chase.

A passenger in the vehicle was also arrested.

Sheriff's investigators reported that as the vehicle attempted to flee from Laurel Sheriff's investigators, that they were throwing items out the window including a white powdery substance.

The two arrested individuals were identified as:


Joshua Floyd and William McDowell (Photo credit: Laurel County Correctional Center)

The driver Joshua Floyd age 32 of S. 30th St., Louisville, KY charged with:

  • Fleeing or evading police – first-degree – motor vehicle
  • Wanton endangerment – first-degree – police officer is victim
  • Fleeing or evading police – second-degree – on foot
  • Speeding more than 26 mph over the speed limit

In addition this subject was wanted on an outstanding bench warrant.

A passenger, William McDowell age 34 of Greystone, Louisville, KY charged with:

  • Conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance – first offense

Upon arrest this individual refused to give Sheriff's investigators his identity, however information regarding his identity was determined through investigation.

These two individuals were lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Photos of accused attached are courtesy of the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Laurel County Sheriff John Root stated that drug investigations and arrests will continue in Laurel County.

Assisting for the Laurel County Sheriff's office were:

  • The case officer K-9 Detective Jake Miller
  • Detective Sgt. Richard Dalrymple
  • Interdiction unit Landry Collett
  • Narcotics Detective Bryon Lawson
  • Detective Brad Mitchell
  • K-9/shift Sgt. Gary Mehler
  • Deputy Travis Napier
  • Deputy Greg Poynter

Also assisting were Kentucky State Police troopers, and other surrounding agencies north of Laurel County.

The case officer Laurel Sheriff's K-9 Detective Jake Miller reports that as the investigation continues, additional charges are possible.



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