Daredevil Driver and Passenger on the Run and Wanted after Escaping Arrest in Pulaski County, Kentucky in a Hollywood style Getaway

Suspects both Pulaski

SOMERSET, KY - Pulaski County Sheriff Bobby Jones is reporting that two Pulaski County men are being sought in connection for an incident that occurred on Tuesday, March 21, 2023.

The investigation began when Detectives from the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office and Lake Cumberland Area Drug Task Force were conducting surveillance on known drug locations in Pulaski County.

Detective Tan Hudson was in the parking lot of the Dollar General Store on Murphy Avenue, watching for a vehicle to turn onto Murphy Avenue. While in the parking lot, Detective Hudson observed a suspected drug deal in a vehicle beside his.

Detective Lt. Daryl Kegley and an Agent with the Drug Task Force arrived to assist.

Detectives observed a female exit a pickup truck and enter into a Dodge Charger. The female exited a short time later and reentered the pickup truck.

When the pickup truck exited the parking lot, Detective Lt. Kegley began following the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. Upon searching the occupant of the vehicle, a small amount of Heroin was recovered.

While Detective Lt. Kegley was on the stop, Detective Hudson attempted a stop of the Dodge Charger, still located in the parking lot of the Dollar General Store. Detective Hudson approached the vehicle, where he observed a syringe in the hand of the passenger.

Detective Hudson attempted to remove the driver and as he was taking him out of the vehicle, the driver put the vehicle in drive, fleeing the scene.

Charger after landing

The vehicle drove to the back of the business, narrowly avoiding hitting an employee of the Dollar General Store and left the parking lot area, going airborne into a field behind the Dollar General Store, where it became disabled and both occupants fled on foot into a wooded area behind the store.

Multiple Law Enforcement Officers converged to the area to assist in locating the suspects.

A short time later, Detectives were notified a vehicle was being reported stolen on Crane Road. Detectives began searching for the vehicle and located the car abandoned, at a business on Murphy Avenue.

Detectives searched the area, but were unable to locate the suspects. The vehicle was released back to the owner.

Through the investigation, Detective Hudson discovered the identity of the suspects. The driver was identified as Gregory Coots, Age 28, of Somerset and the passenger was identified as Jonothon Ramey, Age 38, of Bronston.

Detective Hudson returned to the Sheriff’s Office and typed a warrant of arrest for both suspects.

Gregory Coots is wanted for the following:

• Fleeing and Evading 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle)
• Fleeing and Evading 1st Degree (on Foot)
• Failure to Maintain Insurance
• Theft by Unlawful Taking $1,000.00 - $10,000.00 (Motor Vehicle)
• Theft by Unlawful Taking under $1000.00
• Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree
• Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Possess

Jonothon Ramey is wanted for the following:

• Warrant for Probation Violation
• Fleeing and Evading 1st Degree (on Foot)
• Drug Paraphernalia Buy/Possess

The case remains under investigation by Detective Tan Hudson of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division.

The Pulaski County Narcotics Division was assisted in the investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Ferguson Police Department, Burnside Police Department, Somerset Police Department, and the Lake Cumberland Area Drug Task Force.

Sheriff Bobby Jones warns, if see these wanted suspects, contact Pulaski 911 for a Law Enforcement Officer, do not attempt to make contact with them.

If you have information about these individuals, drug activity, or any crime contact our tip line at 606-679-8477. You can remain anonymous.

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