Kentucky State Police Trooper Assaulted After a Vehicle Pursuit


RAYWICK, Ky. (June 7, 2024) Dustin Thompson has been located.  The arrest warrant has been served on him and he has been arrested.

RAYWICK, Ky. (June 7, 2024) – On June 7, 2024 at approximately 12:10 A.M. EST, a Kentucky State Police (KSP) Trooper attempted to perform a traffic stop on a 2012 Chevrolet Equinox on Clarkstown Road in Nelson County for a traffic violation.  The vehicles did not stop when the Trooper activated his emergency equipment and a pursuit ensued.  The pursuit continued onto Sulphur Lick Road in Marion County where it concluded when the road turned into a dead end.  Upon the vehicle pursuit ending, the operator exited the vehicle and fled on foot into a wooded area.  After a short foot pursuit, the Trooper was able to catch up to the suspect.  The suspect then assaulted the Trooper and fled from the immediate area.  The Trooper has been treated and released from the hospital.

The suspect has been identified as Dustin M. Thompson, age 31 of New Hope.  An arrest warrant has been obtained for Mr. Thompson, charging him with the following charges:

  • Strangulation 1st Degree
  • Assault 1st Degree – Police Officer
  • Disarming a Peace Officer
  • TBUT – Firearm

Troopers and other law enforcement officers remain in the area searching for Dustin Thompson.  The case remains under investigation by Detective Zach Scott.  Detective Scott is being assisted by other KSP Troopers and law enforcement officers.  If you have any information as to the whereabouts of Dustin Thompson, you are urged to contact KSP Post 15 in Columbia at (270) 384-4796.  Please do not approach him, as he is considered armed and dangerous.

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