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Covington Man Arrested After Police Pursuit through NKY Counties

A man was arrested for his alleged role in injuring a Boone County Sheriff's deputy during a drug investigation.

Jacob C. Roberts, 24, of Covington, is accused of pointing a gun at a deputy before fleeing a scene in Walton last Sunday, June 13.

Deputies were called to investigate a drug complaint in a parking lot at 196 Mary Grubbs Highway where Roberts was asked to exit a vehicle. Investigators believe that it was Roberts who then pulled a gun and pointed it in the face of one deputy. That deputy fell to the ground after deflecting the suspect's hand.

Roberts is accused of then being picked up in another vehicle and fleeing the scene.

That investigation continued through Kenton and Campbell counties. Kenton County Police attempted to stop a vehicle that matched the description of the alleged getaway car and then a pursuit ensued. Ultimately the chase ended in the parking lot of Newport Plaza where gunshots were fired by at least one suspect and police.

Roberts was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

A warrant from Boone County was executed there and on Friday, Roberts was arrested by Cincinnati Police and placed in the Hamilton County Justice Center on $250,000 bond.

He is expected to be extradited to Kentucky to face charges of two counts of first degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, one count of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, one count of second degree fleeing/evading police, one count of resisting arrest, one count of third degree criminal mischief, and one count of possession of marijuana.

The Boone County deputy suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing.

-Staff report

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