Gulfport, Mississippi Man that fled Deputies responding to Complaint in Southeastern Kentucky located & arrested after Extensive Search by Multiple Agencies

LONDON, KY - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's Deputy Bobby Jones along with Deputy Marcus Stigall arrested Meshak Gay age 26 of Gulfport, Mississippi early Saturday morning May 21, 2022 at approximately 12:43 AM.

The arrest occurred off U.S. 25E near a motel approximately 10 miles South of London after deputies were dispatched to a disturbance complaint there.

Upon arrival at the scene deputies made contact with the female victim who stated that a male suspect had hit and bit her.

The male suspect had apparently fled on foot toward I–75. Following a search for the suspect, he was located near the I-75 overpass and fled on foot.

Following an extensive search by multiple agencies, the suspect was located and taken into custody.

Meshak Gay was charged with:

  • Assault 4th degree
  • Fleeing or evading police – second-degree – on foot
  • Alcohol intoxication in a public place

This individual was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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

Agencies assisting on the search for the suspect included Kentucky State Police, U.S. Forest Service, and the Laurel County Constable's Office



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