On Thursday, May 28, around 10:30pm, police responded to a domestic disturbance call on Hannah Lane near the Edmonson County Fairgrounds.
Police say that the suspect in question, Johnathan Minton, had already left the scene in a black Chevy Trailblazer, but within moments, the black Trailblazer, driven by Minton, approached the address again. Police say that when they tried to stop the vehicle, a short car chase began, but ended quickly as Minton stopped his vehicle and began to flee on foot. After police ordered him to stop several times, Minton was tased and apprehended.
Johnathan Minton, 29, of Brownsville was then arrested and charged with: Fleeing and Evading-1st degree-Motor Vehicle, Fleeing and Evading-1st degree-on foot, Wanton Endagerment-1st degree-Police Officer - 2 counts, Assault-4th degree-Domestic Violence-Minor Injury, Aggravated DUI, Operating on suspended license, Careless Driving, Criminal Mischief-3rd degree, License to be in possession, Resisting Arrest, and Refusal of a chemical test.
"It's always bad when you deal with domestic violence, but when you mix drunk driving in with it, you have a recipe that ends with jail," said Deputy Jordan Jones.
"Domestic Violence is a horrible problem that we take very seriously," Sheriff Shane Doyle said. "Our office has no tolerance for it in any way. The suspect in this case would not follow orders to stop and was being aggressive towards police. Deputy Jones acted accordingly and we stand by his actions."
The investigation was led by Deputy Jordan Jones and assisted by the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, Brownsville Police, Dist 2 Constable, and the local probation office.
Edmonson Voice Staff
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