LAWRENCE COUNTY - JANUARY 21, 2023 - On Saturday afternoon, at approximately 1:00pm, Lawrence County Officer Harrison Fleetwood was driving in the 6000 block of Pinhook Road between calls for service.
According to a press release by the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department; Deputy observed a male in the yard of a residence, who Deputy Fleetwood recognized at Christopher Pate (38 years old of Bedford).
When Pate saw Deputy Fleetwood driving past, he took off running with a juvenile child in his arms. Deputy Fleetwood knew that Pate was wanted on multiple warrants failure to appear for nonsupport of a dependent and petition to revoke on original charge of possessing illegal drugs) out of Lawrence County.
Deputy Fleetwood stopped his car, exited the vehicle, and gave loud verbal commands for Pate to stop. However, Pate continued to run, also refusing to put down the child. Deputy Fleetwood caught Pate after a short foot pursuit. He took Pate into custody without further incident. The juvenile was uninjured. Pate was incarcerated in our facility for the warrants as well as a new offense of resisting law enforcement.
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