Vehicle pursuit ends in arrest

Published 2:40 pm Sunday, January 23, 2022

While on routine patrol, a deputy with the Boyle County Sheriff’s Office attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a 2016 Kia passenger car for a traffic violation on US-127 Bypass in Danville. The vehicle accelerated at a high rate of speed attempting to flee from the deputy.
The vehicle continued to flee north on US-127 into Mercer County disobeying several traffic laws. During the pursuit, the fleeing vehicle struck a deer, causing significant damage. The vehicle later became disabled in a cornfield on Cardwell Tablow Road in Washington County.
The driver then exited the vehicle and fled on foot where he was apprehended rather quickly.
Delbert Jones Jr. was arrested and charged with the following:
-Speeding 26 MPH or greater than the speed limit
-Fleeing or evading police, 1st Deg (motor vehicle)
-Fleeing or evading police, 2nd Deg (on foot)
-Reckless driving
-Operating on suspended/revoked operators license
-Failure to or improper signal
-No registration plates
-Failure to maintain insurance
The Boyle County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Danville Police Department, Harrodsburg Police Department, Mercer County Sheriff’s Office, Danville 911, and BlueGrass 911.
**Sheriff Derek Robbins asked that if you have any information about drug activity or any crime to contact our office at 859-238-1123. You can remain anonymous.**