Man Jumps into Cumberland to Avoid Arrest

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PINEVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Police say Bell County man pulled over for speeding jumped into the Cumberland River in order to avoid arrest.

More than half of the 159 victims were between 13 and 15 years old.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Shane Jacobs told WYMT-TV that 49-year-old Roger Dean Ramey refused to come out of the river.

Jacobs said, "At one point, we realized he'd been in there for an hour, and the water was very cold and deep, so we sent two troopers with life jackets on in the river to apprehend him."

Ramey faces 19 charges including DUI, evading arrest and wanton endangerment of a police officer.

He was checked out at the Pineville Community Hospital Tuesday morning before being taken to the Bell County jail. He is being held on a $10,000 bond. Jail records do not list an attorney for Ramey.

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