UPDATE: Arrest made in deputy dragging case
VERSAILLES, Ky. (WTVQ) – A man accused of dragging an Anderson County Sheriff’s deputy during an attempted traffic stop was arrested Wednesday in Woodford County, according to Versailles Police.
Investigators say they received a call in Versailles about a possible burglary on Pinckard Pike around 7:00 a.m. Wednesday.
Police say after a two-hour search, they found 33-year old Zackery Jones, of Versailles, hiding in an outbuilding on a farm not far from the burglary call.
Investigators say Jones was wanted on several outstanding warrants in Woodford and Anderson counties.
He was lodged in the Woodford County Detention Center.
On October 18, 2017, Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Wooldridge says he received a tip that Zackery Jones was trying to scrap a maroon pickup truck at Francis Recycling in Anderson County. Investigators say the pickup was believed to have been stolen.
Surveillance video show Deputy Wooldridge going up to the parked pickup to confront Jones. Investigators say as the deputy got close, Jones put the truck in gear and tried to drive off.
The video shows Deputy Wooldridge reaching into the driver’s side window of the pickup to try to keep Jones from driving away, but as Jones drove off, the deputy was dragged a short distance before falling to the ground. He was not seriously injured.
Jones had been at-large for two weeks until his arrest Wednesday.