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December 12, 2013

Man allegedly runs down sister, flees from police

Somerset — A law enforcement pursuit in north Pulaski County resulted from a domestic dispute in which a local man allegedly hit his sister with a car Thursday.

According to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department, Ty Rubin Bowling, 40, of Grundy Road, arrested on numerous criminal charges.

Lt. Troy McLin said that at 10:42 a.m., sheriff’s unites responded to an address on Grundy Road on a report of a vehicle vs. pedestrian incident. Deputies at the scene learned that Bowling had been in an argument with his sister, Lorrie Dykes, 43, and struck her while operating a 2003 Ford SUV.

McLin said that it appears the act of striking Dykes was intention. “She got in the way and he hit her with the car,” said McLin.

Bowling had allegedly fled the scene before deputies arrived. Eubank Police Chief Colin Hatfield was alerted as to where authorities believed the suspect would be headed. Hatfield said that he encountered Bowling around Nelson Valley Road and joined the pursuit.

Bowling went into the Bent Creek subdivision off Ky. 39, then back onto the main road southbound, according to Hatfield.

Eventually, Bowling’s vehicle was brought to rest using “stop stick” devices, placed by Kentucky State Police in the road to deflate the vehicle’s tires. McLin said the sheriff’s department had attempted this method once, but the suspect was able to drive around them; the second attempt worked.

Bowling was taken to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital for treatment of injuries following the incident. Hatfield said that he was kept there overnight and not taken to the Pulaski County Detention Center on Thursday.

Dykes was also taken to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital to treat injuries to her legs. The injuries suffered when being struck by the car were not life-threatening, said McLin.

Science Hill Police also participated in the pursuit along with Hatfield of Eubank, the sheriff’s department, and the Kentucky State Police.

McLin said that Bowling’s family said that he was under the influence of medication at the time of the incident.

Bowling is charged with two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree assault, driving a motor vehicle under the influence, first-degree criminal mischief, operating on a suspended licenses, reckless driving, disregarding a stop sign, and leaving the scene of an accident.

The investigation is continuing by the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department.

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