L to R: Carion Costelli and Tyler Espey arrested at traffic stop on Cedar Grove Road

Two Men Taken into Custody at Traffic Stop in Pulaski County, Kentucky after One fled and Both were Discovered to have Warrants of Arrest

PULASKI COUNTY, KY - According to the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Bobby Jones reports the arrest of two men following a traffic stop on Cedar Grove Road.

Shortly after 1:00 am on Monday, March 18, 2024, Deputies Tyler Pearson and Ronnie Golden performed a traffic stop on a Honda passenger car due to occupants not wearing their seat belt and the registered owner having a warrant for his arrest.

Upon checking the individuals in the vehicle through Pulaski County 911, Deputy Pearson discovered the driver, Tyler Espey, age 27 of Bronston, KY, had an active Pulaski County District Court warrant for his arrest.

Pulaski County 911 also advised Deputy Pearson the back seat passenger’s information did not come back as valid.

As Deputy Pearson re-approached the vehicle, the back seat passenger exited and fled on foot from the traffic stop.

Deputy Pearson pursued the subject, giving verbal commands to stop and was eventually able to place the subject into custody.

The subject was subsequently identified as Carion Costelli, age 48 of Monticello, KY.

Costelli was also found to have an active Pulaski County Circuit Court warrant for his arrest.

Carion Costelli was arrested from the foot pursuit and charged with:

  • Failure to Wear Seat Belts
  • Giving an Officer False Identifying Information
  • Fleeing or Evading Police 2nd Degree-On Foot
  • The Pulaski County warrant for Probation Violation

Tyler Espey was arrested from the traffic stop and charged with the Pulaski County warrant for:

  • Failure to Appear

Both subjects were lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center.

Sheriff Bobby Jones asks if you have any information about drug activity or any crime to contact our tip line at 606-679-8477. You can also leave a tip on our webpage at You can remain anonymous by texting PCSOTIP to 847411, or by using our mobile app on both Google Play and the App Store.




Submit Press Releases