PRESTONSBURG — A West Virginia man was arrested following a police chase last weekend in Prestonsburg, after witnesses said they were held against their will.
According to Kentucky State Police reports, Jonathan A. Holloway, 27, of Kenova, W.Va., was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with unlawful imprisonment, failure to wear a seat belt, endangering the welfare of a minor, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs/alcohol, driving on DUI-suspended license, two counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana.
In the police report, police say Lensay L. Bowling told a store clerk at an Ivel gas station that he, another adult and a baby were being held against their will by Holloway, who had told them “he would kill the child if he was stopped by law enforcement.”
KSP says a vehicle being driven by Holloway later refused to yield to three marked state police cruisers with lights and sirens engaged. Trooper John Gabbard says in the report that he used his vehicle to block the subject.
According to report, Holloway was found with a black knife in a sheath, measured in excess of 5 inches. Holloway also reportedly had in his possession “marijuana in a small plastic bag in watch pocket in jeans, two Percocet, six Nerontin and one Valium in a back pocket.” None of the prescription drugs were in their original container. An unloaded revolver was also found in the vehicle.
Holloway was transported to the Floyd County Detention Center, where he continues to be held on a $5,000 cash bond.
The infant in the vehicle was placed in the custody of the Department of Social Services, before being reunited with his mother at Kentucky State Police post 9.
The investigation is still ongoing.