Police chase ends in gunfire and 2 arrests in Letcher Co.


LETCHER COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- A police chase ended in gunfire and landed two people in jail.

State Police say they tried to pull John Asher over this afternoon near Whitesburg, but he took off, along with his passenger Melissa Combs.

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Investigators say the chase down Highway 588 went on for about five miles. They say that’s when Asher drove toward Whitesburg police officers, who shot at Asher’s car.

State Police say no one was hit or hurt.

Asher and Combs were arrested.