The man Kentucky State Police chased into a river several months ago has been indicted by the Bell County Grand Jury on 18 charges.
Roger Ramey, 49, of Fourmile, was indicted for two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree fleeing or evading police, disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, menacing, three counts of third-degree criminal mischief, speeding 26 mph over the limit, no/expired registration plates, no/expired Kentucky registration receipt, failure to wear a seat belt, failure to produce an insurance card, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, reckless driving and possession of an open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle.
Earlier reports state three months ago Trooper Joey Brigmon from Post 10 Harlan was attempting to make a traffic stop for a speeding violation on U.S. 25E, KSP Public Affairs Officer Shane Jacobs said Ramey was operating the vehicle when he pulled off U.S. 25E into a driveway and exited his vehicle.
Jacobs reported Ramey began fleeing on foot and then jumped into the Cumberland River. Troopers ultimately responded to the location and assisted in the apprehension of Ramey from the river. Ramey was in the river for about an hour.
Brigmon was the investigating officer on the case.
In other court news, Randy Akers, 34, of Middlesboro, was indicted on two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, second-degree burglary, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, third-degree terroristic threatening and third-degree criminal mischief.
According to the arrest citation, the Bell County Sheriff’s Department received a complaint that Akers had broken into a residence on Little Creek Road in Beverly and stolen an Xbox and accessories.
The citation states when police made contact with Akers he had Xbox cables and controllers on his four-wheeler. He also had a male juvenile on the vehicle with him and almost struck another juvenile with his four-wheeler.
Anthony Cloud can be reached at 606-302-9090 or on Twitter @AnthonyCloudMDN.