Lincoln man barricaded in trailer

April 13, 2004

BOWEN - A Lincoln County man was barricaded in his residence this morning in a standoff with law enforcement officers.

An ambulance left the area late this morning with a patient inside, but reports that it was the suspect could not be confirmed by press time.

Jimmy Dale Blakey, 29, 2825 Bowen Road, evaded the sheriff's office during a chase which began about 11 p.m. Monday on Harris Creek Road, said Kentucky State Police spokesman Chris Lanham. Blakey was in a vehicle that had been reported stolen.

Lanham said Blakey drove the vehicle into a field and got stuck in the mud, then fled on foot. The deputy in pursuit lost him; but at 4 a.m., a caller to 911 reported seeing Blakey at the Bowen Road trailer and the state police, also investigating the stolen vehicle, were summoned.


The immediate area was evacuated and access to Bowen Road was blocked at U.S. 127, just south of the Boyle County line. A perimeter was set up, and a Special Response Team positioned around the trailer.

Blakey was thought to be armed. Police reported that he was seen brandishing a handgun during the chase, though he did not point it at the officer.

An attempt to contact Blakey by phone was being planned, but police had been unable to determine if Blakey had access.

Lanham said police believe Blakey may have a substance abuse problem. He said police would wait for as long as it takes to end the standoff peacefully.

Lanham said charges against Blakey are expected to include fleeing and evading, along with auto theft.

Search and arrest warrants have been obtained.

Jeremy Boyle, 28, a resident of U.S. 127, was at the scene and said it was his vehicle that was stolen. He said he also found his residence ransacked Sunday. Missing also were two handguns, he said.

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