UPDATE: Officers named in hot pursuit

UPDATE from KSP: Deputy Mikey Ashurst with the Knox County Sheriff’s Department and Constable Brandon Bolton were the two injured during the pursuit last week in Knox County. Constable Bolton suffered a broken hand during the incident while Deputy Ashhurst suffered minor injuries to his hand.

Deputy Ashurst was the officer that fired his service weapon into the pickup truck during the incident without striking anyone. Kentucky State Police is continuing the investigation.

What began as an attempted traffic stop Tuesday night led to a pursuit across part of Knox County involving multiple law enforcement agencies, a crashed cruiser and shots fired.

Brian Lee

At about 10 p.m. Tuesday, August 28, a Knox County Sheriff’s Deputy located a possible stolen vehicle with expired 2016 registration plates. After attempting a traffic stop in the Swan Pond community on South Ky. 11, the operator of the 1999 gold GMC Sierra truck failed to stop and led police through Davis Bend and into the Little Brush Creek area.

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