Police capture suspect after foot pursuit

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By Ben Hyatt

A Harrison County man faces multiple charges after an early evening attempt to elude police.
Jeff Davis, 28, has been charged by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department with first degree fleeing and evading on foot after he allegedly ran from a deputy following a short pursuit through town.
A call was made to dispatch around 6 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 12, for a suspicious vehicle on Carl Stevens Road.
“According to a homeowner, a suspicious vehicle parked in a driveway and turned their lights off,” said Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve McCauley.
McCauley said after the vehicle pulled out of the driveway, the owner of the home followed the suspicious Pontiac car onto KY 36 headed toward Cynthiana.
“The homeowner stayed online with dispatch and told us that the driver and passengers were headed toward town,” said McCauley. “I parked at Harrison County Tire and waited for the vehicle.”
McCauley said the vehicle stopped at the red light at the intersection of KY 36 and Pleasant Street before turning onto Pleasant Street and heading into the city limits.
“I pulled in behind the vehicle,” said McCauley. “I could tell they were trying to get away after they made several turns onto different streets,”
McCauley said the vehicle then parked behind Dailey’s Body Shop where the driver of the vehicle got out of the vehicle and began to run.
“At that time Officer Nathan Linville of the Cynthiana Police Department arrived on scene and chased after the subject while I stayed with the three passengers of the vehicle,” said McCauley.
According to McCauley, the driver allegedly ran around the block before heading between the Justice Center and Old Log cabin and was stopped on Court Street.
“Officer Linville tried to tase the driver, however the taser did not go off for some reason but he was able to get him anyway,” explained McCauley.
The three female passengers of the vehicle were not charged. However, Davis was charged with first degree fleeing and evading, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, no registration plates, failure to maintain required insurance and possession of marijuana.
Davis was booked and lodged in Bourbon County Detention Center and given a $2,500 full cash bond.
“I asked Jeff why he ran,” said McCauley. “He looked at me and simply said that he didn’t want to go to jail.”