KSP: Driver almost runs down officers during chase


KNOX COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky State Police say officers had to dive over a ditch to keep from getting hit by a suspect they were pursuing.

Police say it started when officers responded to a call about a woman being held against in a white vehicle on HWY 2417 in Corbin.

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Deputies spotted the car parked in a driveway near a home on HWY 2417. They say as they pulled into the driveway, the driver quickly pulled out, almost hitting a deputy’s patrol car.

According to police, the driver took off at a high rate of speed and officers pursued him for nearly an hour on numerous back roads in Knox County and Laurel County.

Spike strips were set down at the intersection of Hopkins Cemetery Road and Echo Valley Road in Corbin and, as the driver approached, police say he swerved toward the officers, who had to jump over a ditch to get out of the way.

Another set of spike strips was set down, this time deflating the tires, but the driver continued onto Cumberland Falls Highway and to a shopping center where he jumped out and ran, according to police.

The female victim and another passenger remained in the car.

Police say 29-year-old Joshua K Grigsby, of Corbin, was arrested a short time later after a brief search.

Grigsby is charged with unlawful imprisonment, attempted murder of a police officer, wanton endangerment, fleeing or evading police along with numerous other charges.

The male passenger in the car, 33-year-old Tyler Williams, of Lily, was arrested and charged with resisting arrest after police say he refused to exit the vehicle.

State police say they are continuing to investigate allegations of rape by the woman who was held against her will.

Courtesy: Kentucky State Police