COMBS-A routine road check developed into a foot chase and ended with one suspect still at large this week.
The Perry County Sheriff’s Office was performing a safety check in the Combs community on Wednesday when two subjects, twin brothers Roger and Rodney Little, began running from their vehicle.
“There was a white car in front of me as I approached the white car, the white car stopped and two guys got out of the vehicle and starting running down a gravel road,” Deputy Jerry Burns said.
Burns went on to report that he and two other deputies, Kevin Day and Steve Waddell, engaged the subjects in a foot pursuit.
“They both (the subjects) ran up the side of the mountain there at Lick Branch. Deputy Day apprehended Roger Little, handcuffed him, and the other subject (Rodney) was going down the hill,” Burns said.
Before Waddell could reach Day to help with the apprehended subject, the subject fled. Burns reported that the second subject, Rodney Little, ended up in the Kentucky River and was caught there by deputies.
“Rodney went down the hill, went into the river, and we actually got him behind 84 Lumber. He was almost—he was about to drown. He was yelling and screaming for help. So we actually got him out, and we arrested him for fleeing and evading,” Burns said.
Burns went on to state that Roger Little was not caught and escaped from custody while handcuffed.
“We didn’t locate Roger. Someone actually brought our handcuffs in, said they had found our handcuffs. They hadn’t been cut or anything, he must have, somebody must have had a key,” Burns said
The sheriff’s office is looking for any information that could lead to the apprehension of Roger Little.
“He’s actually got several felony warrants on him. He had a parole violation on him is the reason that he was running,” Burns said. “His brother didn’t have anything on him, he said he just ran because Roger ran.”
If you or anyone you know has information about the whereabouts of Roger Little, please contact the Perry County Sheriff’s Office at 606-439-4523.
Gwendolyn Holliday can be reached at 606-436-5771, or on Twitter @HazardHerald