Man caught after year on the run

After more than a year on the run, Knox County Sheriff’s Deputies have apprehended a man wanted on a Knox County Indictment Warrant and a Knox County Arrest Warrant for felony drug trafficking charges.

According to a release from the sheriff’s office, “Information had been received at the Knox County Sheriff’s Office that Jeffery Gray had made threats that he was going to shoot any police officer that attempted to arrest him, he was considered a threat to police officer safety.”

At about 3 p.m. on Monday, May 8, Deputies Claude Hudson and Sam Mullins were in the Dewitt area attempting to locate and arrest Jeffery Gray, and observed him driving a 2012 Chevy on KY 223 near Esco’s Market. After catching up with him at Escoe’s Market’s parking lot, Gray became belligerent, cursing and threatening to the deputies. A loaded semi-automatic handgun was located next to him between the seat and console of the vehicle.

Gray, 41 of Flat Lick, was arrested on the Indictment warrant for four (4) counts of Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree and the arrest warrant for three (3) counts of Trafficking in Controlled Substance-1st Degree. In addition to the warrants, at the time of his arrest he was charged with Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon, Terroristic Threatening-3rd Degree and Disorderly Conduct-2nd Degree.

Gray was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.