Former Middlesboro man lead Middlesboro Police on a pursuit through the city ending in his arrest
From The Middleboro Police Department -
On Friday, January 29, 2021, at approximately 12:19 pm, while on patrol, Officer Jeremiah Johnson attempted to stop a black 2013 Chrysler for crossing the center line and having excessive window tint.
The vehicle was traveling south on New Wilson lane when Officer Johnson activated his emergency lights. The driver, identified as 41 year old Brian Keith Flanary formerly of Middlesboro, failed to stop and began to flee from the officer. At that point, Officer Johnson activated his siren and advised dispatch and other officers.
Flanary then turned east on Cumberland Avenue driving at a high rate of speed, then south onto 40th street, east on Winchester before making a right onto South 38th street. The pursuit ended at Schultz Heights when Flanary jumped out of this vehicle and began to flee from Officers on foot.
After a short foot pursuit, Officer Johnson deployed his taser to eliminate the threat and Flanary was then apprehended and taken into custody without any other incidents. EMS was called to the scene as a precaution to treat the suspect.
Brian Keith Flanary was lodged in the Bell County Detention Center charged with fleeing or evading police - 1st degree (motor vehicle), fleeing or evading police - 2nd degree (on foot),
speeding, disregarding a stop sign, reckless driving, driving on a suspended operator's license, no insurance, 3 counts of failure to wear seatbelt, resisting arrest, 3 counts of wanton endangerment - 1st degree (police officer), and he was served two outstanding indictment warrants from 2016.
Officer Johnson was assisted by Captain Joe Holder, Sgt. Kenny Vanover, Officer Bradley Fuson, and Officer Dakota Torstrick.