Man arrested after Powell County police chase facing 12 charges

Posted at 8:25 AM, Apr 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-26 13:43:47-04

POWELL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Aaron Elliot, 30, of Mount Sterling, was arrested and now faces 12 charges after allegedly leading officials on a chase Sunday afternoon from Winchester to Stanton.

Elliot is charged with first degree assault of a police officer after he intentionally slammed his vehicle into an officer's police cruiser.

Other charges include fleeing or evading police - motor vehicle, resisting arrest, operating a motor vehicle under influence of substance, failure of non-owner to maintain insurance, reckless driving, operating on suspended license, fleeing or evading police on foot, and four counts of wanton endangerment.

Around 2:54 p.m. Sunday, officials in Stanton were advised of a motor vehicle pursuit coming from Winchester.

On his way to the pursuit, a Stanton police officer's cruiser was hit by Elliot's Chevrolet pickup truck, according to Elliot's arrest citation. Elliot's truck had crossed the median while also speeding, according to the citation.

Officers were eventually able to stop the vehicle, but Elliot did try to run before officers took him into custody, according to the citation.

Elliot is being held in the Powell County Detention Center and was arraigned April 26.