Tennessee fugitive wanted for felony domestic violence apprehended in Williamsburg, Ky
From the Williamsburg Police Department -
On Saturday, May 23, 2020 the Williamsburg Police Department received information that a fugitive wanted on felony domestic violence charges was in the Williamsburg area. A little after midnight, On Sunday, May 24 WPD Officer Dorman Patrick Jr. located the suspect vehicle at 49 Shadow Ridge Apartment #2 and determined the suspect was believed to be inside.
At that time, due to the nature of the incident that occurred in Campbell County, Tennessee and the suspect believed to be armed and dangerous, WPD activated the Southeast Kentucky Regional Special Response Team (SRT).
At approximately 2:42am SRTteam members and WPD Officers descended on the apartment where the suspect was called out by a loud speaker. The suspect complied and was taken into custody without incident.
40 year-old Jason Veach, of Newcomb, TN was arrested and transported to the Whitley County Detention Center. Veach is charged with being a fugitive from another state and will face charges of Aggravated assault by domestic violence involving a firearm once extradited back to Tennessee.
Additionally, two firearms were discovered inside the apartment, one being a hand gun with an extended magazine and a tactical style rifle. A criminal history check on Veach revealed he is a convicted felon. Veach was additionally charged with Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and Possession of a hand gun by a convicted felon.
The Southeast KY Regional SRT is represented by several different police agencies which include: Williamsburg Police Department, Corbin Police Department, Laurel County Sheriff's Office, Mount Vernon Police Department, Barbourville Police Department, and Knox County Sheriff's Office.
Whitley County Sheriff Deputies Mike Lawson, Jonas Saunders, Chad Foley, JB Coffey, Jason Strunk and Chad Estep assisted.
Responding and assisting WPD Officers included Chief Wayne Bird, Lieutenant Jim Pool with K-9 Nitro, Lieutenant Brandon White, Officer Johnny Fulton, and Officer Jason Williams. As a precaution, Whitley County EMS was placed on stand by during the investigation and arrest.