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Multi-county police chase ends in Magoffin


FLOYD & MAGOFFIN COUNTIES – A police chase that started in Floyd County at a routine road check ended in Magoffin, with law enforcement blocking the driver in order to apprehend her.

On Saturday, October 5, dispatch received a call from Floyd County regarding a pursuit in progress that started on KY Rt. 114 and was at the county line coming toward Salyersville.

Salyersville Police Department Officer Jeremiah Watson was on Restaurant Row when the call came in, so he aided a road block on Rt. 114.

The blue Jeep reportedly turned onto US 460 East and law enforcement, with cars in front and behind the Jeep, tried to stop the driver, identified as Rebecca Howard, age 52, from Abbott Creek. 

Howard made a U-turn, but law enforcement was able to box her in, forcing her to stop in the shoulder.

After she was arrested, law enforcement found 32 Percocet 10 mg pills in the floorboard of the Jeep.

She was taken to the Floyd County Jail, where she remains at press time. She is currently facing the following charges in Floyd County: speeding 26 mph over/greater; improper turning; fleeing or evading police, first degree, motor vehicle; rear license not illuminated; resisting arrest; and improper passing. In Magoffin, she is charged with trafficking over 10 dosage units, first degree, first offense, drug unspecified; fleeing or evading police, first degree; wanton endangerment, police officer, first degree; prescription not in proper container; and drug paraphernalia buy/possess.

A preliminary hearing in Howard’s felony Floyd County case is slated of October 14, but a hearing has not been scheduled at press time in her Magoffin County case.

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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