Sheriff: Man swims in freezing temperatures to avoid arrest

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. (AP) – Authorities say a man went for a very cold swim across state lines to avoid being arrested by West Virginia State Troopers.

Kentucky’s Martin County Sheriff John Kirk tells WSAZ-TV ( ) that when troopers arrived at Terry Jarvis’ mother’s West Virginia house on Monday, the 26-year-old Mingo County man ran out the back door and jumped into the Tug Fork River, wearing just a pair of shorts and a sleeveless shirt.

Kirk says Jarvis was wanted on unspecified warrants.

Authorities say they tracked the suspect’s footprints in the snow to a Kentucky house, where they found him hiding in a shower, about a mile south of where he crossed the river.

It is unclear whether Jarvis has an attorney.

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