Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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July 14, 2011

Man indicted for allegedly tried to kill deputy

GREENUP — A fugitive Ohio resident who allegedly tried to kill a Greenup County sheriff’s deputy by running over him with his truck has been indicted on an attempted murder charge.

Jason D. Taylor, 29, of the 1200 block of Albert Street in Portsmouth, could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison if he is convicted of the Class B felony.

Grand jurors also charged Taylor with one count each of first-degree burglary — also a Class B felony — first-degree fleeing or evading police and fourth-degree assault.

The charges stem from a series of incidents that occurred March 26 in South Portsmouth. According to the Greenup County Sheriff’s Department, Deputy David Bocook was investigating a vehicle believed to have been involved in an earlier burglary when Taylor jumped in the truck and allegedly tried to run over Bocook as he fled.

Bocook suffered minor injuries in the incident and was treated at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital. Authorities later located the truck at an apartment complex in Portsmouth.

Taylor remains at large. A warrant has been issued for his arrest, with his bond set at $150,000 cash or property, according to the Greenup Circuit Clerk’s office.

Taylor is described as biracial, 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing about 185 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on Taylor’s whereabouts may call the sheriff’s department at (606) 473-9833, or the Greenup 911 center at (606) 473-1411.

A grand jury indictment is a formal accusation of a crime and does not establish guilt.

KENNETH HART can be reached at khart@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2654.

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