Lee County Sheriff’s Office Press Release Connor Wiles

Major Woodard of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office confirms that on December 17, 2019 around 1pm, Officer Jimmy Adair, with the Pennington Gap Police Department attempted to do a traffic stop on North Kentucky Street in the town of Pennington Gap. The vehicle failed to stop for the officer and a pursuit occurred. The vehicle then traveled outside of Pennington Gap onto 421 North towards Kentucky at a high rate of speed, passing multiple vehicles on double yellow lines. The pursuit continued into Kentucky. The Harlan County Sheriff’s Office was able to locate the vehicle at a house in their jurisdiction and identified the driver as Connor Miles age 20 of Pennington Gap. Officer Adair has charged Connor Wiles for Felony Elude, Reckless Driving, No Operator’s License and multiple traffic violations.
Wiles is being housed at the Harlan County Detention Center, awaiting extradition to the state of Virginia. Major Woodard commends Office Adair, Lee County Sheriff’s Office and Harlan County Sheriff’s Office for a quick response and for being able to apprehend Wiles.


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