The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office was involved in quite a scene yesterday afternoon, when an officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop. Stopping the vehicle would prove not to be the only problem officials would encounter, however.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, police observed a silver Pontiac G6 on Hopkins Cemetery Road traveling through an intersection at a high rate of speed and failing to stop at a stop sign. The patrolling officer activated his lights and sirens, however the vehicle reportedly failed to stop and continued several miles. The driver of the car, later identified as Mickey Grubb of Corbin, allegedly nearly struck two individuals standing along the roadway.
The car reportedly then lost control on Barron Road striking an embankment where it became disabled and burst into flames. The 18-year-old Grub began to flee on foot before being detained by Sheriff’s deputies.
Additionally, the suspect had allegedly fled from a Kentucky State Trooper on Laurel Whitley Road, approximately 6 miles South of London earlier. Grubb had reportedly nearly struck the trooper when they attempted a traffic stop observing the same silver Pontiac G6 driving in a reckless manner.
Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies transferred Grubb to the Laurel County Detention Center, where he was charged with 1st and 2nd Degree counts of Fleeing or Evading Police; Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence; two counts of 1st Degree Wanton Endangerment; Reckless Driving; Failure to Wear Seatbelts; Improper Equipment; and 2nd Degree Criminal Mischief.
Grubb was also charged with Receiving Stolen Property Under $10,000 after it was determined that he had allegedly stolen a truck near Byble Road earlier in the month.