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Fleeing fugitive allegedly strikes TC Sheriff Newton

Attempt to apprehend Danny R. Tungate, 34, has futile encounters before law enforcement, culminating in Sheriff Allen Newton blocking fugitive in dead end lane near Saloma, and one more alleged attempt at flight, this time the suspect striking Sheriff Newton with his vehicle. Tungate was arresting and lodged in Taylor County Detention Center, Campbellsville, KY facing multiple new charges
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From Larry Smith, FM 99.9 The Big Dawg

On Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 9:28amET, State Probation and Parole called Campbellsville Police Department for assistance with the apprehension of Danny R. Tungate, age 34, of Campbellsville on an outstanding detainer for his arrest.

As Probation and Parole Officers were attempting to apprehend Tungate, he fled in his vehicle almost striking the officers.

A short time later Campbellsville Police encountered Tungate once again at which time he fled once again, almost striking another officer.

After a short pursuit, Officers with the Campbellsville Police Department, Taylor County Sheriff's Office, and Kentucky State Probation and Parole Office stopped Tungate on a dead end lane approximately 3 miles out Saloma Road.

After a short stand-off, Tungate once again attempted to flee, striking Sheriff Allen Newton with his vehicle.

Sheriff Newton was treated and released at Taylor Regional Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Danny R. Tungate was arrested and lodged in the Taylor County Detention Center and charged with the following:

Fleeing or Evading 1st degree (motor vehicle), Fleeing or Evading 1st degree (on foot), Wanton Endangerment 1stdegree X 8, Resisting Arrest, Assault 1st degree (police officer), DUI 1st, Criminal Mischief 1st degree, Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st degree (meth), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

This story was posted on 2016-09-28 10:47:32
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