Gilpin apprehended in Tennessee

By Debbie Caldwell - [email protected]

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Kentucky State Police reported Thursday evening that Basil Gilpin has been arrested in Maynardville, Tennessee. He was being sought for his alleged involvement of a pursuit in which a Kentucky State Police trooper was injured on Sunday at Blackmont.

KSP Sgt. Jason Joseph reported that Gilpin, 38, of Harlan, was arrested and lodged in Tennessee on an unrelated warrant.

According to VINE, Gilpin was taken into custody by the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Department.

Police said Monday that Gilpin had active warrants on him and was being sought in the Bell County incident for two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, first-degree fleeing or evading police, third-degree assault of a police officer, and multiple other drug and traffic charges, following the pursuit incident.

Kentucky State Police Trooper George Howard arrested Paula Gregory Foley, 34, of Harlan, on Monday in connection with the case.

She was lodged in the Bell County Detention Center without bond on charges of public intoxication with a controlled substance, first-degree fleeing or evading police on foot, two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, third-degree assault of a police or probation officer and first-degree trafficking marijuana.

According to previous release, Troopers Howard and Josh Messer were conducting a traffic safety checkpoint on KY 72 at Blackmont around 7:35 p.m. when a 2002 Chevrolet pickup truck attempted to strike troopers and continued east on KY 72. The truck then swerved off of KY 72 onto an old railroad bed and fled into a wooded area. As Messer was pursuing the suspect on foot, he sustained a non life-threatening injury. Foley was a passenger in the vehicle.

Police said Messer was airlifted to the University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, Tennessee.

No other information was available regarding the Kentucky warrants on Gilpin. Howard is in charge of the investigation.

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By Debbie Caldwell

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