Two arrested after a call about a woman held against her will and a pursuit
From The Knox County Sheriff's Department -
Monday, April 29, 2019 at approximately 1:30 am Knox County Deputies Mikey Ashurst and Bobby Jones received a 911 complaint of a female being held against her will in a white vehicle on HWY 2417 in Corbin.
The Deputies observed a white 2016 Chevy Malibu parked in a driveway near a residence on HWY 2417. As they pulled into the drive way, the white vehicle quickly pulled out of the driveway nearly striking Deputy Jones’s patrol car. The deputies activated their emergency equipment but the vehicle accelerated to a high rate of speed and refused to stop. The lengthy chase lasted nearly an hour on numerous back roads in the Gray area of Knox County, the Lily and Keavy areas of Laurel County, into the Gordon Hill and south areas of Corbin.
While in the Lily area, Corbin Police Officers and Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputies deployed a tire deflation device at the intersection of Hopkins Cemetery Road and Echo Valley Road as the vehicle approached. The vehicle swerved toward the officers, who had to jump a ditch to keep from being ran over, missing the “spikes”.
Corbin Police Department Officers successfully deployed a tire deflation device a second time on the Bacon Creek Road near the Cumberland Falls Highway. The two front tires were deflated on the vehicle but it continued onto Cumberland Falls Highway through the Forrest Hills Shopping Center and around the old bowling alley where the driver jumped out and fled on foot across a creek and into the woods. The female victim and another passenger remained in the vehicle.
The Driver, 29 year old Joshua K Grigsby of Corbin, KY was apprehended a short time later after a brief search. Deputy Ashurst charged him with Unlawful Imprisonment-1st Degree, Attempted Murder-Police Officer (5 counts), Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree (10 counts), Fleeing or Evading Police-1st Degree (2 counts),Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence-drugs, Speeding-25 mph over limit and numerous other traffic charges. Joshua Grigsby was also wanted on a Laurel County Bench Warrant for failure to appear on a Possession of Handgun by Convicted Felon and a Knox County Bench Warrant for failure to appear Contempt of Court charge.
A passenger in the vehicle, 33 year old Tyler Williams of Lily, KY was arrested and charged with Resisting Arrest after he refused to exit the vehicle.
Joshua Grigsby and Tyler Williams were lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.
The investigation into allegations of rape by the female victim being held against her will is continuing by Deputy Ashusrt.
Officers from the Corbin Police Department, Laurel County Sheriff’s Office along with KSP Troopers from Harlan Post and London Post assisted during the ordeal and in the arrests.