DEPUTY RELEASED FROM HOSPITAL;ARREST WAS MADE IN HIGH SPEED CHASE PDF Print
Tuesday, 05 November 2013 14:12

Monday night, Barren County Sheriff’s Deputies received a complaint in regard to a domestic dispute involving Michael Harvey.  Harvey fled the scene as Deputies arrived.  Barren County Deputy David Houchens was traveling south on Oil Well Road, in route to assist Deputy Adam Bow and Deputy Rodney Sponhouse, who had responded to the call..  Houchens lost control of his 2006 Chevrolet Impala during the pursuit, left the roadway and struck a tree.  Kentucky State Police were dispatched to the scene and Houchens was flown to University of Louisville Hospital.

 

Here is Barren County Sheriff Kent Keen with an update on Deputy Houchens:

 

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Harvey was apprehended and has been charged with:  ASSAULT 1ST DEGREE-POLICE OFFICER, FLEEING OR EVADING POLICE 1ST DEGREE, WANTON ENDANGERMENT 1ST DEGREE-POLICE OFFICER, OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL/DRUGS, RESISTING ARREST, RECKLESS DRIVING, DISREGARDING A STOP SIGN, SPPEDING 26MPH OR OVER SPEED LIMIT, FAILURE TO OR IMPROPER SIGNAL and RECKLESS DRIVING.  Harvey is lodged in the Barren County Correctional Center.

 

This is National Public Safety Telecommunications Week- Today we are patting on the back the “Unseen First Responders”. Beverly Harbison and employees- Julie Greer, April Dunbar, Dennis Hatcher, Laura Lee Williams, Amy Houchin, Colleen Hamilton, Schelly Vance, Pan Lyons, Jim Spears, Lisa Shirley, Teresa Bull, Alison Burton, Matthew Vaughn, Bill Ekhardt, Bill Shoopman, Kathy Tyree, Joe Perry, Joann Eaton.

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