UPDATE: Man shot while dragging officer back in Kentucky

DIXON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Alex Harvey, the man who was shot by a Kentucky State Trooper as he attempted to drive away from the scene of a forgery investigation in a stolen police cruiser – while dragging a Clay police officer who was attempting to stop him – is now back in Kentucky.

Harvey was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville, Indiana for treatment after the incident, and then released to the Vanderburgh County Jail.

He arrived at the Webster County Detention Center on Tuesday, where he is facing charges of assault of a police officer, theft by unlawful taking, escape, and forgery offenses.

State police say, on Tuesday, April 25, Clay Police Chief Chris Evitts was conducting a counterfeit money investigation in the 600-block of US41A near Dixon on Tuesday at around 4:4o p.m.

A Kentucky State Police trooper and a Webster County Sheriff deputy also arrived at the scene to help.

They detained 30-year-old Alex Harvey and 23-year-old Damien Golike.

Harvey was placed in the back of the Clay police cruiser and Damien Golike was put in the Webster County Sheriff Department’s cruiser.

State Police say while law enforcement was gathering evidence in the home, Harvey managed to bring his handcuffed arms from behind his back to his front, get from the back of the car to the front driver’s seat, put the car in reverse and hit the Webster County Sheriff vehicle parked behind him.

As the Chief Evitts was attempting to stop Harvey, he then started driving forward, trapping the officer in the door of the cruiser and dragging him, according to state police.

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5/1/17 12:37 p.m.

Man shot by Trooper released from hospital; now in jail

A man investigators say dragged an officer after commandeering a police cruiser, and was then shot by a Kentucky State Trooper, has been released from the hospital.

30-year-old Alex Harvey was transported from St. Mary’s Hospital to the Vanderburgh County Jail in Evansville, Indiana.

He is being held without bail until he is extradited back to Kentucky.  No word at this point when extradition will take place.

State police say, on Tuesday, April 25, Clay Police Chief Chris Evitts was conducting a counterfeit money investigation in the 600-block of US41A near Dixon on Tuesday at around 4:4o p.m.

A Kentucky State Police trooper and a Webster County Sheriff deputy also arrived at the scene to help.

They detained 30-year-old Alex Harvey and 23-year-old Damien Golike.

Harvey was placed in the back of the Clay police cruiser and Damien Golike was put in the Webster County Sheriff Department’s cruiser.

State Police say while law enforcement was gathering evidence in the home, Harvey managed to bring his handcuffed arms from behind his back to his front, get from the back of the car to the front driver’s seat, put the car in reverse and hit the Webster County Sheriff vehicle parked behind him.

As the Chief Evitts was attempting to stop Harvey, he then started driving forward, trapping the officer in the door of the cruiser and dragging him, according to state police.

Master Trooper William Braden then tried to stop Harvey, but police said Harvey accelerated toward the trooper. Trooper Braden then fired into the vehicle, striking Harvey.

Harvey will face multiple charges in connection to the counterfeit money investigation, as well as the assault of Chief Evitts and the Trooper Braden.

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4/28/17 1:16 p.m.

Trooper who shot man dragging officer identified

Kentucky State Police have released the identity of a trooper who shot a Webster County man who reportedly sped toward the officer in a police cruiser Tuesday afternoon.

Police say Master Trooper William Braden, a 16-year veteran of the force, is now on paid administration leave as the investigation into the shooting continues.

The driver, 30-year-old Alex Harvey, was reportedly handcuffed and placed in the back of a Clay police cruiser as law enforcement conducted an investigation into a suspected counterfeiting operation near Dixon.

Harvey, however, managed to get into the front seat of the cruiser and attempted to drive away.

Investigators say as Clay Police Chief Chris Evitts was attempting to stop him, Harvey started driving forward, trapping Chief Evitts in the door of the cruiser and dragging him.

KSP says Trooper Braden also tried to stop Harvey, but Harvey began accelerating toward him. Trooper Braden then fired into the vehicle, striking Harvey.

Harvey was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville, Indiana in stable condition.

Upon his release, Harvey will face multiple charges in connection to the counterfeit money investigation, as well as the assault of Chief Evitts and the Kentucky State Trooper.

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4/26/17 12:15 p.m.

KSP identifies Clay officer involved in dragging

Kentucky State Police have released the name of a Clay police officer who was reportedly dragged by a police cruiser after 30-year-old Alex Harvey got control of the vehicle and tried to drive away from an investigation into counterfeit money.

Chief Chris Evitts was taken to Baptist Health Hospital in Madisonville after the incident, where he was treated for his injuries and then released.

After dragging Evitts, police say Harvey aimed the vehicle at a trooper.  The Trooper fired his gun, hitting Harvey.  That trooper’s identity has not been released.

Harvey was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville, Indiana, where he is still listed in stable condition.

Upon his release, Harvey will face multiple charges in connection to the counterfeit money investigation, as well as the assault of Chief Evitts and the Kentucky State Trooper.

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4/26/17 5:50 a.m.

KSP: Handcuffed man shot after trying to run down trooper

A Webster County man in handcuffs was shot after Kentucky State Police said he managed to get into the front seat of a police cruiser, dragged an officer and tried to run over a trooper.

State police say a Clay Police officer was conducting a counterfeit money investigation in the 600-block of US41A near Dixon on Tuesday at around 4:4o p.m.

A Kentucky State Police trooper and a Webster County Sheriff deputy also arrived at the scene to help.

They detained 30-year-old Alex Harvey and 23-year-old Damien Golike.

Harvey was placed in the back of the Clay police cruiser and Damien Golike was put in the Webster County Sheriff Department cruiser.

State Police said law enforcement was gathering evidence in the home, Harvey managed to bring his handcuffed arms from behind his back to his front, get from the back of the car to the front driver’s seat, put the car in reverse and hit the Webster County Sheriff vehicle parked behind him.

As the Clay police officer was attempting to stop Harvey, he then started driving forward, trapping the officer in the door of the cruiser and dragging him, according to state police.

The trooper tried to stop Harvey but police said Harvey accelerated toward the trooper. The trooper then fired into the vehicle, striking Harvey.

The Clay police officer was injured and taken to the hospital for treatment.

Harvey was taken to the hospital and was last listed in stable condition.

The investigation is ongoing by Kentucky State Police.

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