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Local Police Searching For Wanted Felon In Brownsville After Foot Chase: Suspect Is Considered Armed & Dangerous
Wanted Man Escapes Into Woods After Foot Chase
Darren Doyle, story:
A Bowling Green man wanted on multiple felony charges escaped after running from police today on foot in Brownsville and is considered armed and dangerous.
According to Brownsville Police, officials received a tip that Joe B. Coleman, (32) was staying at a residence at the Parkview Trailer Park near the Edmonson County 5/6 Center. Police said they found the suspect and asked for his identification. They reported that Coleman said his I.D. was in his jeans pocket and as he went to get it, he ran out the back door into the woods.
Law enforcement chased Coleman into the woods but Coleman was able to get away.
Coleman, who is said to go by "Joey," is wanted for multiple drug and firearm charges and officials believe that it's very likely Coleman is armed.
"We believe that someone has either picked him up or he's staying with someone," said Brownsville Police Officer Dustin Harvey. "Because of the cold conditions, we don't believe he's still in the woods, but we need help from the public."
Officer Harvey said Coleman is 5'10" and weighs 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue sweatshirt and black sweatpants.
Officials are asking for any information or help in the search for the wanted man. If you see Coleman, you are urged not to approach him directly but to call 911 immediately.
In addition to the BPD, the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office and the National Park Service is aiding in the investigation.