Private Detective: Knox County Man Injures Deputy and Constable While Fleeing

A Knox County man is in custody after investigators say he injured two deputies while attempting to flee.

On December 29, a Knox County Deputy was traveling on West Branch Road in Little Brush Creek area when he observed a vehicle parked on the side of the road with the dome light on.

When the deputy approached the vehicle, the driver pulled out and attempted to flee onto a muddy side road. The vehicle traveled a short distance and spun out becoming stuck.

The Knox County Constable, who was riding with the Deputy, also ran to the vehicle. That’s when police say the driver tried to put the vehicle in reverse and struck both the deputy and constable.

The two men sustained minor injuries.

An arrest citation says that the driver and a male passenger fled on foot. Finally, the Deputy caught up with the driver and was able to restrain him after a lengthy struggle.

The driver, Brian Osborne age 36 of Artemus, KY was handcuffed and placed inside the police vehicle, but had to be removed after doing extensive damage to the back seat area.

A search of the vehicle turned up a loaded sawed off shot gun, three police scanner type radios and several ingredients used to Manufacture Methamphetamine. Brian Osborne was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle Under the Influence, Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree (2 counts), Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree, Assault 1st Degree/Police Officer (2 counts), Escape 2nd Degree, Resisting Arrest, Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of Defaced Firearm, Criminal Mischief 1st Degree, Possession/Use of Radio that Sends/Receives Police Messages and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

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