Report: Two arrested after police chase, K-9 search, fight with deputy

Photo courtesy: K-9 Deputy Wes Brumley/Clay County Sheriff's Office

MANCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ) – Two people were arrested on drug and other charges early Friday morning in Clay County after a police chase, foot chase, K-9 search and fight with a deputy during the arrests, according to the Clay County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators say K-9 Deputy Wes Brumley tried to pull over a driver for vehicle violations shortly after midnight, but the driver took off at a high-rate of speed and tried to evade Deputy Brumley.

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They say the driver turned onto Hogskin Road and wrecked.  Deputies say the driver and a passenger got out and ran into nearby woods.

Investigators say K-9 ‘Ghost’ tracked both suspects and found them in the woods at which time both suspects became aggressive and fought with Deputy Brumley.

After a brief struggle, 35-year old Brandon “Pencil” Davidson, of Stone Gap and 45-year old Jennie Crosslin were arrested and taken into custody, according to investigators.

Deputy Brumley says a search of the suspect’s vehicle turned up a handgun, cash and a large amount of suspected methamphetamine.

Investigators say Davidson was charged with:

• Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle)
• Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree (On Foot)
• Possession of Handgun by Convicted Felon
• Tampering with Physical Evidence
• Trafficking in Controlled Substance 1st Degree (> OR= 2 GMS Methamphetamine)
• Resisting Arrest
• Failure to or Improper Signal
• Careless Driving
Deputies say Crosslin was charged with:
• Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree (On Foot)
• Public Intoxication of Controlled Substance (Excludes Alcohol)
• Resisting Arrest
Both were taken to the Clay County Detention Center.  Deputy Brumley was assisted by Deputy Kendric Smith, Deputy Kelly Johnson, Manchester Police K-9 Officer Ryan Jackson, Manchester Police Officer Jeff Couch and Officer Wes Wolfe.
Brandon “Pencil” Davidson/Clay County Detention Center
Jennie Crosslin/Clay County Detention Center
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