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Triple Agency Investigation Recovers stolen vehicles and property with two arrests

From the Tazewell Police Department -

Pictured Left: Kevin Dalton Right: Brock Farley photo courtesy of CCSO.

On Monday February 25, 2019 officers from the Tazewell Police Department, Claiborne County Sheriffs Office and the New Tazewell Police Department were investigating stolen vehicles in each agencies jurisdiction as well as stolen property.

The investigation pointed in the direction of Lock Lane in the Cedar Fork community in Tazewell. Officers from all three agencies attempted to execute a high risk arrest warrant on Lock Lane at the residence of Kevin Dalton.

Once on scene a black SUV fled the scene at a high rate of speed and failed to obey commands to stop. Officers Jason Pabon and Chief Myers gave chase to the vehicle. The fleeing vehicle became stopped in the road about a mile away due to police vehicles parked in the road. Once the Tazewell officers caught up, the driver accelerated and nearly ran over two police officers and struck a CCSO patrol car before stalling out in flood waters crossing the roadway.

Tazewell Officers Isaac Cline, Jason Pabon and Chief Jeremy Myers engaged in a standoff with the individual for several minutes. The subject refused orders to exit and show his hands and continued to make furtive movements in the vehicle leading officers to believe he was armed.

Finally after several minutes the suspect exited but refused to obey commands. A struggle ensued in the water where the suspect was tased and then grabbed Chief Myers by both legs leading him to believe the suspect was attempting to take him down in the water.

Once in custody the defendant was found to be Brock Farley from Harlan, KY. Mr. Brock Farley was transported to the Claiborne Medical Center for treatment. Officer Isaac Cline was also bit by a pit bull dog running loose and was treated by EMS. Kevin Dalton and Brock Farley we’re arrested.

Lt. Detective Gary Ruszkowski and Chief Ben Evans with the New Tazewell Police Department were able to recover a stolen truck and led the effort in arresting Kevin Dalton. All agencies have vehicles linked to Mr. Dalton.

CCSO is also working with Kentucky State Police in reference to vehicles from Kentucky that were located.

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