Covington Officer Catches Suspect on Foot After His Cruiser is Hit
Covington Police Sgt. Kevin Brady was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Martin Luther King Blvd. and Madison Ave. when his cruiser was hit by a Ford Focus around 1:00 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.
When Sgt. Brady got out of his cruiser to check on the man in the other car, the man sped off:
Brady called for backup and gave chase, pursuing the Ford up to 13th and Scott streets, where the suspect crashed into two parked cars.
The man bailed from his vehicle and ran off. Brady, still waiting for backup to arrive, ran after him despite being injured, Steffen said.
“As soon as the first car (got into the chase), he was going to drop out because he knew he was hurt, but it took a while for the other cars to get there so he kept chasing him,” Steffen said.
Despite being injured, Brady still captured the man, identified as Justin Holt, 25.
Holt is being held without bond in the Kenton Co. Detention Center facing many charges, including fleeing/evading police (first degree/in a motor vehicle), fleeing/evading police (second degree/on foot), driving under the influence, driving under the influence with suspended license (second offense), leaving the scene of an accident, and disregarding a traffic light.
Additionally, a warrant was served for another law enforcement agency and Holt is also accused of a parole violation.
Holt is expected in Kenton Co. Circuit Court at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Photo: Justin Holt/Kenton Co. Detention Center