Two people were arrested on multiple charges Saturday following an incident in the Esto community.
At approximately 12:20 p.m. Sheriff’s Detective Joey Hoover and KSP Troopers Levi Scott & Jordan Carter went to a mobile home residence on KY 92, just west of Blair Road, to serve three warrants on Aaron Banks, 30, of Jamestown. After locating Banks hiding in a closet, he became uncooperative and claimed to have a gun. After a brief altercation, Banks fled the residence through the rear door.
More than a dozen law enforcement officers from various agencies searched for Banks for several hours in numerous fields, wooded areas and buildings, but to no avail. Approximately an hour after the search had been discontinued, Banks was observed by area residents coming out of a wooded area near the mobile home he fled from earlier. Banks was confronted by two residents who kept him from fleeing again until Sheriff Clete McAninch, Deputy Evan Burton & RSPD Sgt. Bobby Pritchard arrived and took him into custody.
Banks was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center on numerous charges including Receiving Stolen Property-Auto, Trafficking in Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Wanton Endangerment from the original warrants he was being sought for. New charges stemming from Saturday’s incident include three counts of Wanton Endangerment of Police Officers, Resisting Arrest, Menacing, Fleeing or Evading Police on Foot and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
Banks was also charged with being a Fugitive from Justice on drug-related charges in Montgomery County, OH.
Additionally, 21 year old Ladina Nichole Downing of Enon, Ohio, an acquaintance of Banks, was arrested by Jamestown Police Officer Larry Wesley for No Operators License, No Insurance and Carrying a Concealed Deadly Weapon. Downing was also charged with Hindering Prosecution/Apprehension 2nd Degree by Det. Hoover. She was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.