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Scalf Kentucky man leads Knox Deputy through the county before crashing with a passenger

Updated: Mar 13, 2022

From the Knox County Sheriff's Department -

Brian D. Mills - KCDC

On Thursday, March 10, 2022, at 2:00am Deputy Scotty Wilson was traveling southbound on KY North 11 just past the A and B Quick Stop and observed a red 1990 Pontiac Firebird in front of him speeding up trying to elude him. The driver, later identified as 32-year-old Brian D. Mills of Scalf, Ky., turned on to KY 2418 speeding up even faster. He then failed to signal at two more intersections.

Deputy Wilson initiated a traffic stop as Mills turned into California Hollow. As Mills was slowing, he quickly sped up trying to flee from the deputy. After following at a safe distance through several areas of Knox County, Deputy Wilson observed Mills vehicle leave the roadway on KY 233 after crossing the middle lane into oncoming traffic, flipping, and coming to rest on it’s top. Mills and a female, identified as 30-year-old Cecily Asaro of Hinkle, were able to then crawl out of the vehicle.

Asaro came out of the woods a short time later claiming she was pregnant and that she was having pain. EMS was then contacted as a precaution. After another deputy arrived on scene for assistance, Deputy Wilson began search the wooded area and located Mills who attempted to resist but was detained during the struggle. Due to injuries Mills sustained in the rollover, another EMS unit was contacted. Both were taken to Corbin Hospital, cleared, and released to deputies, then lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

Brian Mills was charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, assault – 2nd degree, fleeing or evading police – 1st degree (motor vehicle), resisting arrest, no signal, and no registration. He took responsibility for the entire incident.

Cecily Asaro - KCDC

Cecily Asaro had an outstanding warrant for a contempt of court charge.

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