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Law enforcement searching for police chase suspect


MIDDLE FORK – Local law enforcement is still searching for a suspect from a police chase that occurred last week.

Magoffin County Sheriff Department and Kentucky State Police were conducting a road check at the junction of Routes 30 and 378 on Thursday night, August 2, when a car coming from Salyersville stopped just shy of the road check and turned around in a driveway.

One of the sheriff department deputies proceeded to follow the car to do a traffic stop, at which time he found the silver Pontiac Sunfire wrecked to the right of the road. 

Reportedly, just as police arrived, a person crawled out of the car and ran into the hill. 

A billfold with identification was left behind in the car, as was a quantity of methamphetamine.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Zach Haney has obtained a warrant for Tina Connelley, who is charged with fleeing and evading, possession of a controlled substance (first degree, first offense), and wanton endangerment (first degree).

On Tuesday, August 7, law enforcement went to Connelley’s home to serve the warrant, but was unable to locate her.

The case is still under investigation and people are asked to contact Kentucky State Police Post 9 at 606-433-7711 if they have any information regarding Connelley’s whereabouts.

Editor's Note: The indictment or charge of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.




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