Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
Two Edmonson County men have been arrested and each facing a host of felony charges after a fight, a vehicle and foot chase, and more fighting after they were detained at the Sheriff's Office, according to the Edmonson County Sheriff.
Authorities said they were dispatched to reports of a fight on J. Carroll Rd in Bee Spring on Friday night but upon arrival, the suspects allegedly involved in the fight had left the scene in a Ford Ranger.
Deputies said the pickup nearly hit them head-on in an attempt to elude law enforcement. According to officials, the pickup ran off the road after a pursuit and both the driver, Trevor D. Vincent, (22) Bee Spring, and his passenger, Cody L. Haycraft, (24) Mammoth Cave fled on foot.
According to reports, Haycraft was apprehended just 50 yards away but Vincent continued into the woods, leading law enforcement on a foot pursuit over one half mile, down a steep bluff and through a creek bottom. Vincent was apprehended by officers a short time later in a field.
Officials said that once the suspects were detained at the Sheriff's Office, Vincent attempted to spit on deputies and fought with Haycraft. Deputies said they were forced to use pepper spray and physical force to subdue Vincent. Both men were arrested and transported to Hart County Jail. The suspects are facing the following charges:
Vincent is currently on probation for a DUI and felony vehicle pursuit from 2015, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Local law enforcement also reported that during this pursuit, both county and city unit radios, both portable and vehicle units lost transmission with dispatch and other officers for nearly 20 minutes during the foot pursuit. Officers said this has been an issue for the past several months as Edmonson county is currently using new technology purchased this past January, but officers regularly have to use the local fire emergency frequency, which is much more unpredictable.
Assisting the Sheriff's Office was the Brownsville City Police Dept, Kentucky State Police, Edmonson County Jailer's office, and District 2 Constable.
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