Sheriff: Two arrested in Leslie County after chase, pulling gun on deputy

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Published: Dec. 18, 2021 at 6:41 PM EST
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LESLIE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Two Leslie County men were arrested after one of them pulled a gun on a deputy.

Jake Maggard and Marc Jones were pulled over early Saturday morning. Officers say after initially failing to pull over, Maggard eventually stopped and Jones got out and jumped down a nearby cliff.

Jones was caught by police soon after, and had to be cuffed in the front so that he could climb up the steep cliff.

Police add that as Jones and Deputy Bobby Roberts were climbing, Jones asked for a break and began to pull out a gun. Deputy Roberts was able to take the weapon from Jones without shots being fired.

After investigation, it was learned that Jones had told Maggard not to stop the car after Deputy Roberts turned on his lights, and that Jones had several warrants already out for his arrest.

Maggard faces several traffic violations as well as operating a vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance. Jones was charged with a multitude of offenses including, fleeing and evading police, resisting arrest and wanton endangerment of a police officer.

Both were lodged in the Leslie County Detention Center.

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