February 27, 2015
Fled with second suspect in automobile of friend who was in the middle of being taken into custody
by Wade Queen
The Johnson County Sheriff’s Department and other area law enforcemnt is seeking the whereabouts of a Lawrence County woman along with a Johnson County man after the two took off in the car belonging to a third individual who was being given a field sobriety test by Johnson County deputies.
According to a press release from the Johnson Co. Sheriff’s Department, just after midnight on February 23, 2015, Johnson County / Paintsville 911 received a call of a suspicious vehicle identified as a black passenger car in the KY 825 Swamp Branch area. The caller advised that the vehicle was driving slowly in front of homes with the vehicle lights out. The caller also advised the vehicle had left and was on KY 2039 heading towards US 460.
Deputy Byron Fairchild, Deputy Kenneth Prater and Deputy Justin Webb quickly responded. Deputy Byron Fairchild Observed the vehicle on US 460 Speeding 61 MPH in a 45 MPH zone near Paintsville. After stopping the car, deputies made contact with the driver and identified the male driver as Jerry W. Preston of Boonscamp. Preston was found to be driving under the influence of drugs after field sobriety test was conducted, and was also found to be driving on a DUI suspended license. While Deputy Fairchild was communicating with the driver a back seat passenger of the vehicle jumped into the driver’s seat and fled from the traffic stop. The vehicle is a 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue. It is black in color and has a sticker on the front window that says “little man”. The vehicle has been entered on a national database as stolen.
Deputies later learned from Preston that there were actually two individuals in his car and they have since identified both suspects as Susanna K, Moore of Lomansville, Ky. in Lawrence County, and James Neal Sisco, 40, of Meally, Ky., which is in Johnson County.
Deputies have obtained warrants for their arrests. Sisco has been charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking Automobile under $10,000 and Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree motor vehicle. Moore has been charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking Automobile under $10,000.
If you have any information on the whereabouts of these individuals please call The Johnson County Sheriffs Dept. @ 606-789-3411. Callers can remain anonymous.
Jerry W. Preston was arrested and Lodged at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center. He was charged with several offenses, which were
SPEEDING 16 MPH OVER LIMIT,
OPER MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 – 2ND OFFENSE
FAILURE TO PRODUCE INSURANCE CARD
FAILURE OF OWNER TO MAINTAIN REQUIRED INSURANCE/SECURITY, 1ST OFFENSE
NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT
DRUG PARAPHERNALIA – BUY/POSSESSION
DRIVING DUI SUSPENDED LICENSE – 1ST OFF (AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCE)
Both Preston and Sisco have had recent run-ins in with the law enforcemnt with Preston arrested in Johnson County twice just on Jan. 11, 2015 for OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 – 1ST OFFENSE and on July 22, 2014 for NO REGISTRATION PLATES;NO REGISTRATION RECEIPT;FAILURE TO PRODUCE INSURANCE CARD;OPERATING VEHICLE WITH EXPIRED OPERATORS LICENSE;OPERATING MOTOR VEHICLE UNDER/INFLUENCE ALCOHOL/DRUGS/ETC. .08 – 1ST OFFENSE.
Sisco was arrested in Johnson County in 2008 for 2 counts of TRAFFIC CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-1ST DEGREE-1ST OFFENSE-DRUG UNSPECIFIED where he was sentenced to 10 years before he was paroled after less than 3 years. He was arrested on April 20, 2012 for OPERATING MOTOR VEH U/INFLU ALC/DRUGS/ETC. .08 – 1ST OFFENSE;LEAVING SCENE OF ACCIDENT/FAIL TO RENDER AID OR ASSISTANCE; DRUG PARAPHERNALIA – BUY/POSSESS.
Sisco was arrested again in Madison County Ky. on March 28, 2013 for PAROLE VIOLATION .
Sisco was arrested in Johnson County on June 25, 2014 for SERVING WARRANT (FOR OTHER POLICE AGENCY);POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA;DRUG PARAPHERNALIA – BUY/POSSESSION;RESISTING ARREST;MENACING.
Sisco was arrested in Leslie County, Ky. on Aug. 27, 2014 for SERVING WARRANT (FOR OTHER POLICE AGENCY);POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA;DRUG PARAPHERNALIA – BUY/POSSESSION.