Laurel County Deputies Track Down Suspects on Railroad

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Laurel County Deputies were involved in an off-road pursuit Saturday, after a vehicle allegedly attempted to evade police by traveling down railroad tracks.

A Sheriff’s Deputy initiated a traffic stop on the black SUV that was traveling northbound on Highway 490 and weaved over the center line. The officer activated their emergency equipment and the vehicle reportedly failed to stop, traveling down the railroad tracks for approximately two miles.

According to the citation, the vehicle eventually lost control on the gravels and the occupants (two male subjects and one female juvenile) fled into the surrounding area. After a foot chase, police apprehended the suspects who were hiding behind rocks and trees. Two of the suspects were allegedly found in possession of methamphetamine. All three individuals reportedly scuffled with deputies before being detained.

30-year-old David Hutton was transferred to the Laurel County Detention Center and was charged with 1st Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), two counts of 2nd Degree Fleeing or Evading Police, and Resisting Arrest.

21-year-old Jacob Hurley was also transferred to the Laurel County Detention Center where he was charged with 2nd Degree Fleeing or Evading Police, Resisting Arrest, and Menacing.

Left: Jacob Hurley, Right: David Hutton

The female juvenile was transported to the Breathitt County Juvenile Detention Facility and was charged with 1st Degree Possession of a Controlled Substance, two counts of 2nd Degree Fleeing or Evading Police, and Resisting Arrest.