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    Man Attempts to Flee Police, Shoots Himself in Leg

    By Sue Caldwell, Reporter
    In a press release from Jackson County Sheriff Paul Hays, he said on Wednesday, April 10, at approximately 10:50 pm, while on patrol, Chief Deputy Daniel Isaacs observed Codin Robert Yoder walking on HWY 3443, Egypt Welchburg Road, eleven miles north of McKee. Isaacs recognized Yoder and was aware there was an active warrant on him. When Yoder saw Isaacs, he attempted to flee on foot after being giving verbal commands from Isaacs to stop. Hays reported Isaacs observed Yoder reaching into his pants and heard a loud bang. Yoder then threw what then turned out to be a weapon and stated the weapon went off as he attempted to retrieve it from his pants and he shot himself in the left hip area causing minor injuries. The weapon was retrieved by Isaacs. Yoder was arrested and charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, fleeing or evading police, 2nd degree (on foot), resisting arrest and persistent felony offender II. Yoder was also charged on a warrant for a failure to appear on previous charges in Jackson County District Court.

    Man Arrested After Fleeing Police on a Motorcycle

    By Sue Caldwell, Reporter
    In a report from Jackson County Sheriff Paul Hays, on Wednesday, April 10, approximately 5:30 am, Jackson County Dispatch received a call stated there were a suspicious motorcycle on Lodge Hall Road in Sand Gap. Dispatch also advised the motorcycle was being followed by Sand Gap Fire Chief Lonnie Madden after he observed it near his residence driveway. Hays said he immediately responded and attempted to traffic stop the motorcycle on KY HWY 290. However, the driver refused to stop which resulted in a pursuit that traveled onto KY 3630, through the Annville and Tyner communities and on into Clay County. According to Sheriff Hays, the motorcycle driver proceeded at a relatively slow speed, on the wrong side of the roadway in curves, while meeting oncoming traffic on the wrong side of the road and weaving all over the roadway placing the motorcycle operator and other motor vehicle drivers in danger of serious injury or death.