Knox man behind bars with charges of kidnapping, impersonating officer, DUI

Knox County Sheriff’s deputies, who made a traffic stop Saturday morning on a vehicle inside of which a Corbin man was allegedly holding a woman captive, say the man repeatedly claimed to be a Corbin Police officer.

Deputies arrested 36-year-old Dewey Patrick Warren after stopping his 2010 Oldsmobile at the intersection of U.S. 25E and the Corbin Bypass about 2 a.m.

Deputies had begun searching for the vehicle and Warren in response to a 911 call that he had allegedly forced a female into his vehicle at a residence in the Bimble community and drove off at a high rate of speed.

Deputy William Stewart, the department’s public affairs officer, said the woman had an active Emergency Protector Order against Warren.

Deputies John Luttrell and Andrew Lawson located the vehicle as it travelled north on U.S. 25E in Gray.

“When the deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver accelerated to speeds above 90 miles per hour in an attempt to elude the deputies,” Stewart stated.

According to the arrest citation, Warren pulled over as the pursuit neared the bypass.

“The above subject (Warren) stuck his head out of the vehicle and advised he was Jason Moore of the Corbin Police department,” Luttrell stated in the arrest citation. “Subject stated he was Officer Moore more than once.”

While Warren repeatedly told deputies he did not have any firearms, Luttrell stated that as deputies attempted to handcuff Warren, he allegedly made a quick reaching motion toward his waist area, which deputies responded to by grabbing his arms and forcing him to the ground.

Stewart said the victim was found in the passenger seat of the vehicle.

According to deputies, Warren had allegedly struck her in the face.

“The above subject (Warren) had slurred speech, blood shot eyes, and was slow to respond to questions,” Luttrell stated.

Warren was taken to Baptist Health Corbin for a blood draw, but, according to Luttrell, refused the test.

Warren was charged with kidnapping, first-degree unlawful imprisonment, violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO, speeding – 26 mph or greater over the limit, driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., no operator’s license, resisting arrest, impersonating a police officer and failure to produce insurance card.

Warren pleaded guilty to the charges at his arraignment Monday in Knox District Court.

Judge John Chappell said the case for a preliminary hearing Nov. 14 to determine whether there is probable cause to present the case to a grand jury.

Warren is being held in the Knox County Detention Center on a $25,000 cash bond.