London Man’s Getaway Gets Derailed by Train


A London man ran into an unexpected obstacle as he was allegedly attempting to evade Laurel County Sheriff’s officials on Friday night.

According to the citation, 27 year-old Dakota Mullins was driving on Highway 1376 when police initiated a traffic stop on his vehicle. Upon the emergency lights and siren being activated, Mullins reportedly sped up while traveling down Litton Road.

It was here where Mullins encountered a train which was blocking the railroad crossing. Officers say that Mullins then began driving on a gravel path which runs alongside the railroad tracks. After approximately two miles, Mullins attempted to cross the tracks but lost control of the vehicle and ended up crashing into a tunnel wall.

Further reading of the citation indicates that the suspect then fled on foot through the woods and across a creek nearby. Deputies located Mullins hiding behind a log, which triggered a confrontation. Mullins reportedly attempted to wrestle one of the deputy’s weapons away from him. However, the suspect was subdued and taken into custody.

Mullins was transferred to the Laurel County Detention Center where he was charged with Attempting to Disarm an Officer; two counts of 1st Degree Fleeing or Evading Police, Reckless Driving, 3rd Degree Criminal Trespassing, Resisting Arrest, Menacing, two counts of Wanton Endangerment, and Failure to Wear Seatbelts.