UPDATE (2:43 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26): Two people are in custody after the Boyd County Sheriff’s Department says they fled from a traffic stop and tried to run over a deputy.

The sheriff’s department says that their deputies tried to stop a black 2008 Chevy Silverado, and the vehicle refused to stop. They say that during the pursuit on Megan Neyer Way, the vehicle accelerated in reverse, allegedly attempting to run over a Boyd County Sheriff’s Deputy.

According to a release from the sheriff’s department, the deputy fired his service weapon in an attempt to stop the truck from running him over, and then the truck hit the front of the deputy’s patrol vehicle.

The release goes on to say that the pursuit continued to the 2400 block of Beech St., where the suspects struck a guide wire to a utility pole and a residence. A man ran away but was caught behind the residence. The driver, a woman, was arrested outside of the vehicle.

Brittany Woodel, of Worthington, Kentucky, was arrested and charged with fleeing or evading police, wanton endangerment of a police officer, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance, parole violation and having a real license plate not illuminated.

The male passenger, Justin Newman, of Cattletsburg, was arrested and charged with fleeing or evading police, wanton endangerment of a police officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, fleeing or evading police (on foot), trafficking in a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, and a serving parole violation warrant.

Both the driver and passenger were treated at King’s Daughters Medical Center and are currently being held at the Boyd County Jail.


UPDATE (10:43 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26): Kentucky State Police said that a pursuit in Ashland, Kentucky ended in an officer-involved shooting.

No injuries were reported.

The Boyd County Sheriff’s Office is handling the pursuit case, and KSP will investigate the shooting.


BOYD COUNTY, KY. (WOWK) – An overnight pursuit in Ashland ended in a resident’s backyard.

According to Boyd County Dispatchers, the pursuit began around 3 a.m. in the area of Shopes Creek near Route 60.

Dispatch tells 13 News, the pursuit ended with the suspect’s vehicle crashing into the backyard of a home on Beech Street in Ashland.

Dispatchers confirm two people were arrested.

We have a crew on the scene and will continue to keep you updated as we learn more information.