Harvey Arraigned On Assault, Escape Charges

A Webster County man accused of dragging the Chief of Clay Police Dept. while attempting to escape appears in court.

Alex Harvey was arraigned this morning on 2nd degree assault of a police officer, theft, escape, forgery, and criminal possession of a forged instrument.  Harvey pleaded not guilty, and a public defender was assigned to his case.  He's accused of dragging Clay Police Chief Chris Evitts on April 25th after he, and another man, were arrested during an investigation in to counterfeit money.  

Kentucky State Police say Harvey tried to drive off when Chief Evitts became trapped in one of the doors while trying to stop him. He was shot by KSP Master Trooper William Braden as the cruiser was headed in the trooper's direction.  Harvey was treated at an Evansville hospital, where he later spent nearly a week at the Vanderburgh County Jail, awaiting extradition.  He was extradited to Webster County on May 9th.  His next court hearing is scheduled for May 23rd.

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