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Officer Injured After Tumbling Down Hill In Pursuit Of Suspect

Posted at 7:42 AM, Feb 22, 2019
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PERRY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– An officer is injured following a short foot chase in Hazard.

It happened around 5 p.m. Thursday on KY HWY 15 on the bypass.

Police were responding to a suspicious man going behind a business in the area.

When they approached the man, he took off running.

One officer and the suspect fell down a hill during the chase.

The officer was injured, but the suspect continued running.

Drones were used to help find the suspect, Joshua Smith, who was later captured and arrested.

Smith was transported to Kentucky River Regional jail where he is facing several charges, including two counts of fleeing or evading, resisting arrest, and three counts of wanton endangerment.