MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - Deputies in McCracken County, Kentucky say a fugitive was arrested on Friday, June 26 after fighting with them.
Jerry Tynes, 29, of Wingo, Ky., was charged in McCracken County with theft of identity of another (for purposes of avoiding apprehension), resisting arrest, fleeing or evading and giving a false name to police.
According to the sheriff's department, on Friday at about 5:30 p.m., they went to a home in the 5000 block of Oaks Road, near the Graves and McCracken County line, to investigate the report of a possibly stolen ATV.
They say there was a man at the home who identified himself as Robert Tynes.
According to deputies, they were suspicious of him providing a false name. As they continued their investigation into the reportedly stolen ATV, and the man's true identity, they learned that the person the man claimed to be was wanted on outstanding warrants.
Deputies say at that point, the man broke away from them and ran into a swampy, flooded area several hundred yards behind the home. The deputies chased him into the swamp where they say he continued to fight them.
According to deputies, they went under water several times while trying to take the man into custody. They say the water was as deep as 5 to 6 feet in some places.
Additional sheriff's units from other areas of the county responded to their calls for assistance. Paducah police also responded to assist.
The man was eventually subdued and taken into custody.
The sheriff's department said both deputies had only minor injuries from the struggle; and several items of equipment, including one deputy's body camera, was destroyed by being submerged in the deep water.
Deputies say they learned the name of the person the man was using to avoid being captured was actually that of his brother, who was also wanted by police, but was apparently unknown to this suspect.
The man was identified as 29-year-old Jerry Tynes.
Deputies say he was wanted by the Kentucky Department of Probation and Parole on a parole violation warrant. He was also wanted on active arrest warrants out of Graves County for failure to appear for fourth degree assault related to a domestic assault, being a persistent felony offender and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
In addition, deputies say he was served with additional warrants from Graves County for bail jumping, second degree burglary, second degree criminal mischief and terroristic threatening.
Tynes was taken to the McCracken County Regional Jail.
The investigation into the stolen ATV continues.