Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

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November 2, 2012

Man charged with injuring deputy arrested

GREENUP —  A man who allegedly injured a Greenup County sheriff’s deputy by intentionally striking him with his car Wednesday night was arrested after leading another law-enforcement officer on a chase that ended after the suspect’s vehicle hit a utility pole.

Bradley A. Cordle, 32, of Flatwoods, was lodged in the Greenup County Detention Center on multiple charges stemming from Wednesday’s events, and on several outstanding warrants, Sheriff Keith Cooper said.

According to the Kentucky State Police, Deputy Ryan Houston pulled Cordle’s vehicle over on Ohio River Road shortly before 11 p.m. Wednesday. As Houston was approaching the vehicle, the suspect hit him with the car and then drove away from the scene with his lights off, the KSP said.

Greenup Police Department Officer Rick Gullett later spotted Cordle’s 1998 Chevrolet pickup and attempted to stop the vehicle, Cooper said. Cordle refused to pull over and fled on Ky. 2, the sheriff said.

Gullett gave chase, and the pursuit came to a quick end after Cordle lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a utility pole, Cooper said.

Cordle wasn’t hurt in the crash and was taken into custody without further incident, Cooper said.

Cordle remained in custody Thursday on $25,000 bond, according to the jail’s website. He was charged with first-degree fleeing or evading police, leaving the scene of an accident, driving under the influence, driving on a DUI-suspended license, theft and fourth-degree assault. He was also served with outstanding warrants for first-degree fleeing or evading and persistent felony offender.

Houston was admitted to Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital with what the KSP described as serious, but non-life-threatening leg injuries.

Houston was the second Greenup sheriff’s deputy in two weeks to be injured as a result of being struck by a vehicle. On Oct. 18, Deputy Matthew Smith, 39, was working an accident on Ky. 207 when he was hit by a 2005 Ford Focus driven by Christina D. Nethercutt, 43, of Argillite. Smith also suffered what were described as serious, but non-life-threatening injuries.

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

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