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Man Assaults Kenton Co. Officer, Flees from Scene

This story is being updated as the search continues. New information below.

Update (8 p.m.): Moore has been arrested in Erlanger. For the story, click here.

Update (4:30 pm.): Kenton County Police have released more details about what led to Thursday's man hunt for Marquez Moore, 23. At around 11 a.m., an officer from Kenton County stopped a vehicle on Madison Pike in the area of Pleasure Isle Drive around the Erlanger/Covington border. The driver exited vehicle quickly and refused to follow officer commands. The driver, identified later as Moore, bolted and jumped from an overpass where the vehicle had been stopped.

The officer pursued Moore on foot and caught him in a creek bed a short distance away. A passerby also helped the officer restrain Moore. A kick from Moore to the officer's chest and face, however, allowed the suspect to break free again.

As Moore fled, officers from surrounding police departments, a helicopter, and K9 units joined in the search but Moore was not located. It was later reported that Moore may have made it to Ft. Wright where he got on board a TANK bus and got off in Covington at Pike Street and Holman Avenue.

Officers from numerous law enforcement agencies in Kenton County (including three K-9 officers) as well as the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office’s helicopter joined in the search which lasted well over an hour. Officers were unable to locate Mr. Moore. The latest tips received indicate Mr. Moore may have been able to catch a TANK bus and was possibly dropped off in the area of Holman Ave. and Pike Street in Covington.

The officer involved in the pursuit was not injured and is currently signing charges against Moore, according to a news release. The suspect is currently on parole for second degree burglary charges and being a felon in possession of a handgun.

Anyone who knows of Moore’s whereabouts is asked to call the Kenton County Police Department at 859-356-3191 or Crime Stoppers at 513.352.3040.

Update (3:10 p.m.): Suspect Marquez Moore may have been spotted in Ft. Wright where he boarded a TANK bus and possibly got off at Pike Street and Holman Avenue in Covington. Police are currently searching that vicinity for Moore who has possibly changed clothes and is now wearing all black.

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A man is being sought in Kenton County for reasons not yet known by The River City News.

Police units from Kenton County and Covington are using a helicopter and K9s to search for the suspect who is described as a black male with dreadlocks who is currently barefoot.

He was last spotted in the wooded area around Pleasure Isle on Madison Pike. According to scanner traffic, the search has led officers to Turkeyfoot & Richardson, through various subdivisions, apartments, and also Doe Run Lake.

The suspect has been identified as Marquez Moore, 23, whose last known address was in Ft. Wright, though he has also resided in Ludlow, according to dispatchers. He has been known to carry a weapon/gun.

At 1:27 p.m., the perimmeter set up to find Moore has been released but the search continues. Train traffic in the area has also resumed after being stopped.

The River City News will update this story as soon as more information is known.

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