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Police chase ends in wreck

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MAGOFFIN – A Magoffin man is wanted after a police chase on Tuesday night.

On Tuesday, May 28, at almost 10 p.m., Magoffin County Sheriff Deputy Bryan Tipton attempted to make a traffic stop on West Maple on a car with expired tags and having witnessed it crossing the center line. 

The vehicle then reportedly traveled at a slow rate of speed, signaling several times like it would pull over, but instead turned on KY Rt. 30. At that point the Dodge Challenger started traveling at a high rate of speed. 

Police followed the car onto the Mountain Parkway and at some point, turned off its lights before turning onto the Gifford exit.

Tipton noticed it was on the exit after passing the turnoff, so he did a U-turn and came up the opposite ramp to find the car crashed into the guardrail.

The driver, now identified as Anthony Saylor, 31, of Salyersville, had already fled on foot, leaving behind the female passenger, who was injured. She was taken to the hospital via ambulance, but no information about her status or whether she is facing any charges has been released.

Police did find a safe and some items believed to be stolen in the trunk of the car. 

At press time, Saylor has not been found and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. 

Saylor was already wanted on a similar incident from a month ago in which he and the same female were traveling on Coon Creek when an officer tried to pull him over and he fled on foot. 

Anyone with possible information about Saylor’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Magoffin County Sheriff Department at 606-349-2914. 

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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