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January 6, 2014

Man flees from deputy during traffic stop

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. —

Laurel County Sheriff’s Senior Sgt. Greg Poynter observed a subject, who was driving a blue Chevy S10 pickup,  commit a traffic violation on Cherry Avenue, 13 miles south of London in southern Laurel County, at 2:41 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31. 

When Sgt. Poynter activated his emergency equipment in an attempt conduct a traffic stop, the vehicle failed to stop. Poynter pursued the vehicle, but he was able to block the subject at the bottom of a hill. Then the subject put his vehicle in reverse, trying to flee going backwards up the hill; however, he ran into a ditch and got stuck. The male subject then jumped out of his vehicle and ran off on foot. After a short chase by Sgt. Poynter and Deputy Larry Parrott, the subject was apprehended in a creek after briefly struggling with deputies.

Arrested was John P. Cowan, 38, of U.S. 25 South, London, who was charged with reckless driving; second-degree fleeing or evading police (in a vehicle); second-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot); resisting arrest; no insurance; possession of a radio that sends or receives police messages; and other traffic violations. In addition, he was charged on a Laurel County bench warrant for failure to appear in court, and a Fayette County bench warrant for first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, three counts.

The subject told deputies he ran because he thought he had a suspended operator’s license. He was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center. 

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