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Video shows suspect wrestle armed Kentucky officer, then flee

Deputy struggles to stop suspect from fleeing in car

This surveillance video shows a Jessamine County sheriff's deputy attempting to arrest a man wanted on multiple charges in two counties. James Gosser, 22, is accused of assaulting the deputy and fleeing arrest.
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This surveillance video shows a Jessamine County sheriff's deputy attempting to arrest a man wanted on multiple charges in two counties. James Gosser, 22, is accused of assaulting the deputy and fleeing arrest.

The Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help as they search for a man who is accused of assaulting a deputy as he tried to escape arrest.

When found, James Gosser, 22, of Nicholasville will face charges of third-degree assault, resisting arrest and fleeing and evading police, according to the sheriff's office.

In a series of surveillance videos shared by the sheriff's office on Monday night, a man can be seen walking beside a sheriff's deputy before the deputy reaches to handcuff him. The man can then be seen trying pull himself away from the deputy.

As the man in the video gets closer to a car, he is wrestled to the ground by the deputy before breaking free, running around the side of the car and getting in the driver seat. The deputy tries to hold onto the man as he gets into the driver seat, but the man pulls the car away with the deputy's foot still in the vehicle.

At one point in the video, the passenger side door of the car involved can be seen opening, but the passenger is not visible to the surveillance camera.

Gosser is also wanted on an arrest warrant out of Fayette County on charges of theft and failure to appear, as well as a prior Jessamine County warrant on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident, according to the sheriff's office. Gosser also has a parole violation warrant.

Gosser is described as being about 5-foot-8, weighing 180 pounds and having blue eyes and brown hair.

Anyone with information related to Gosser's whereabouts is asked to call the Jessamine County Sheriff's Office at 859-885-4139.

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