Ky. man tases probation officer and flees, KSP still searching for him

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by KSP NEWS RELEASE

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 12, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Updated Sunday, Jul 13 at 11:10 AM

(Mayfield, KY) – The Kentucky State Police are investigating the escape of a Mayfield man who was on home incarceration.  

 

Just before 10:00 am on July 12th, State Police were notified by Probation and Parole that Joshua T. Fox had just assaulted a Probation and Parole officer and a Mayfield Police officer who had attempted to take him into custody for a probation violation.  

 

The investigation revealed that Fox became combative upon learning of his arrest and assaulted both officers.  During the struggle, Fox took Mayfield Officer Logan Hampton’s Taser and deployed it striking Officer Hampton.  Fox was then able to flee the residence.   

 

The Taser was later located outside of the residence.  Kentucky State Police, Mayfield Police, and Graves County Sheriff’s Office searched the area for several hours but were unable to locate Fox.  

 

The Kentucky State Police have obtained warrants for 29-year-old Fox for the charges of Escape 1st Degree, two counts of Assault 3rd Degree, and Theft By Unlawful Taking Over $500.00. 

 

Joshua Fox is described as a black male weighing 250 lbs and stands 5’10” tall.  He was last seen wearing a black tank top and black shorts.  Anyone with information regarding the location of Joshua Fox is asked to dial 911 or contact the Kentucky State Police at 270-856-3721.

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