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Pursuit Leads to Arrest of Elkton Man

Date of News Release: 08/09/2015

Kirkmansville, KY (Todd County) - The Kentucky State Police has charged an Elkton man with numerous offenses after a pursuit.

On Saturday, August 8, at approximately 11:54 p.m., Trooper Curtis Crick observed an ATV traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on KY 171 (Allegre Road), approximately two miles south of Kirkmansville. Trooper Crick activated his emergency equipment in an attempt to stop the ATV. The operator disregarded Trooper Crick's emergency equipment and accelerated in an attempt to flee.

The ATV continued for approximately three miles before turning onto Frank Wells Road. The ATV traveled approximately one-half mile before attempting to leave the roadway. The operator was ejected from the ATV after colliding with an embankment. The operator then fled on foot. Trooper Crick, along with assistance from Trooper Jon McGehee, was able to take the operator into custody.

The operator, identified as Brandon Justice, 24, Elkton, was lodged in the Todd County Jail and charged with the following offenses:

  1. Reckless Driving
  2. No Brake Lights
  3. No Tail Lamps
  4. Disregarding Stop Sign
  5. Fleeing/Evading Police 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle)
  6. Fleeing/Evading Police 2nd Degree (On Foot)
  7. Resisting Arrest
  8. Speeding 26 MPH or More Over the Limit
  9. DUI 1st Offense (Aggravating Circumstances)
  10. Tampering with Physical Evidence
  11. Possession of Controlled Substance 1st Degree 1st Offense – Meth
  12. Possession of Marijuana
  13. Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  14. Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
  15. Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon
  16. Selling/Receiving Vehicle with Removed/Altered VIN

Trooper Jon McGehee, Trooper Jonathan Johnson, and Sergeant Jeff Ayres assisted.