Police are reporting that Zackery Kole Woodcock, a man on the run after crashing his car in an attempt to evade Smiths Grove Police, has been captured.
On Thursday, January 22nd, Chief Tom Suoy of the Smiths Grove Police Dept. attempted to make a traffic stop on a silver Honda Accord. After making contact with the driver, Chief Suoy found that the driver, Zackery Robert Kole Woodcock, 19, of Morgantown, had felony extradition warrants out of Florida. Woodcock then fled in the Honda, reaching speeds over 100 mph. Woodcock evaded Chief Suoy for a short period of time and was contacted by Officer Garth Avery of the Brownsville City Police Department. Officer Avery observed Woodcock traveling at high speeds and met and passed several vehicles, placing the occupants of all vehicles and all officers involved at risk of serious injury or death. Woodcock lost control of his vehicle after passing another car and wrecked into a vacant lot, striking a water hydrant. The vehicle then caught fire, which was extinguished by Deputy Jordan Jones who retrieved a fire extinguisher from his cruiser. Woodcock fled on foot, and Officer Avery and Officer Nathan Dennis found Zachariah Dylan Mesker, also 19, of Smiths Grove, in the passenger's seat. After approximately a 2 hour search, Woodcock was located in a Brownsville residence, and was arrested without incident.
Also assisting was Sheriff Shane Doyle, Deputies Wally Ritter, J.T. Carroll, and Roger St. Onge, as well as Chief Ricky Sanders and Lieutenant Jeff Jewell with Brownsville Police and Trooper Jeremy Hodges of the Kentucky State Police. Also providing assistance at the accident scene was the Brownsville Fire Department. Woodcock was charged with Fleeing and Evading 1st degree (motor vehicle), Fleeing and Evading 1st Degree (on foot), multiple counts of Wanton Endangerment 1st degree, Criminal Mischief 1st degree, as well as a litany of traffic charges. He will also be facing other charges in Warren County. Mesker was charged with Wanton Endangerment 1st and Fleeing and Evading 1st (motor vehicle).
Edmonson Voice Staff