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    Suspect flees, hits Daviess County deputy with vehicle

    By Zach McKnight,

    24 days ago

    HENDERSON, Ky (WEHT) – The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office states a deputy was hit by a fleeing suspect’s vehicle while the suspect tried to get away.

    Officials state on Tuesday, deputies and detectives were searching for Noah Leach, 23, in the 100 block of Maple Street in Owensboro on an outstanding warrant and referencing several investigations.

    The search led them to the Daviess County Public Library where Sgt. Jakob Klotzback located Leach in his car in the parking lot. Officials state a two-year-old was with Leach. Klotzback reportedly told Leach to step out, but Leach allegedly reversed suddenly and fled. Officials state Klotzback was behind the vehicle and had to get out of the way to avoid being dragged and seriously injured. He ended up being reportedly hit by the driver’s door as it was open. Klotzback was not hurt and was able to radio a description of the vehicle to other units.

    Leach was found in the 1900 block of McCulloch Avenue, and following a brief standoff, he was arrested and taken into custody.

    Leach is being charged with the following:

    • Parole Violation Warrant
    • Capias Warrant (Breckenridge County)
    • Criminal Poss. of Forged Inst. (Police Officer) (8 counts)
    • Wanton Endangerment
    • Fleeing/Evading Police
    • Resisting Arrest

    A mugshot for Noah Leach was not available at the time of this writing.

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