Dangerous pursuit suspect arrested near London, KY



Laurel County, Ky. - (Update 3-3-15 at 10:04 A.M.) - Sheriff John Root is reporting that Laurel County Sheriff's Detective Jason Back has arrested a man accused of leading deputies on a dangerous pursuit Monday evening. The suspect was taken into custody after information was developed on his whereabouts.

Arrested was James "Jamie" Harrison. This subject was arrested on Elmwood Court off Hicks Lane near London after deputies attempted to locate this subject following a dangerous pursuit that started on Hal Rogers Parkway when deputies attempted a traffic stop on a black colored Jeep Compass with Massachusetts license plate # 1HK 483 at approximately 7:15 P.M. March 2, 2015.

The vehicle fled deputies driving extremely recklessly endangering the lives of numerous Laurel County citizens and law enforcement officers and caused damage to one Sheriff's deputy's cruiser.

The suspect vehicle which had front end damage had been last seen on Twin Branch Road approximately 7 miles northeast of London. Information about the suspect was posted on the Laurel County Sheriff's Facebook page and given to TV, newspapers and radio stations.

After information was developed on the suspect's whereabouts, he was taken into custody following a brief struggle with arresting deputies. and lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

James Harrison was charged with resisting arrest; fleeing or evading police first-degree – motor vehicle; wanton endangerment first-degree; possession of a controlled substance first-degree second offense; and criminal mischief first-degree.

Assisting on the investigation and arrests were Deputy Larry Parrott, Deputy Brandon Broughton, US Marshal Todd Hansford, and KSP/CVE Ofc. Landry Collett.

Photo attached courtesy of Laurel County Detention Center


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