Pair arrested after Sunday night police chase

Published 3:14 pm Monday, October 8, 2018

Ironton police, Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office involved

Ironton Police, along with assistance from the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office, arrested two people Sunday night after the suspects’ vehicle crashed following a police pursuit.

“Around 9:15 p.m. last night (Sunday), one of our officers attempted to stop a silver Ford Escape around the 1,000 block of South Seventh Street,” Ironton Police Detective, Captain Joe Ross said. “The vehicle refused to stop, went out State Route 141 to State Route 93, and came out around the Pine Grove area, where they then crashed. It was about a 20-25 minute pursuit.”

Arrested were Willis Cochran Sr., of Ironton, who was the passenger in the vehicle, and Savannah Jenkins, also of Ironton, who was driving.

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“Willis (Cochran Sr.) had an attempted murder warrant out of Ashland, Kentucky. We took him to the hospital to get treated before taking him to the jail,” Ross said. “Jenkins was arrested for fleeing and eluding, resisting arrest and driving under suspension.”