Williamsburg man arrested after fleeing from law enforcement 


WHITLEY COUNTY — A Williamsburg man was arrested early Monday morning after attempting to flee from officers.

Jim Bart Brown, 38, was arrested and charged with first-degree fleeing or evading police, operating a vehicle while under the influence, first-degree wanton endangerment, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on a DUI suspended license, failure to produce an insurance card, driving without license and other driving violations.

Whitley County Sheriff's Deputy Chad Foley was in the area of Skaggs Branch and noticed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Sunday, according to a press release from the department. As Deputy Foley tried to stop the vehicle, the vehicle fled from Deputy Foley into Tennessee where the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department located the same vehicle as it fled.

Once again, the vehicle tried to flee from Tennessee deputies back into Kentucky where Whitley County Deputies and Kentucky State Police were waiting.

Deputy Jason Strunk deployed spike strips that disabled the vehicle driven by Brown.

Brown was wanted for a parole violation and escape.

Brown was lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center and is due in court at 1 p.m. Thursday.

Deputy Foley was assisted by Deputy Strunk, Sgt. Jonas Saunders, KSP Trooper Donnie Jones, KSP Trooper Jeremy Elliott and multiple Campbell Count Sheriff’s deputies.

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