Georgetown detective credited with saving man he was trying to arrest

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WDKY) - A Georgetown police detective is receiving praise from the department for rescuing a suspect from a nearby creek when he was trying to escape an arrest.

Police say Detective Lewis Crump saw a man who he knew had active warrants. He identified himself and requested an identification to verify the warrants. The suspect, later identified as 24-year-old Jamal Johnson, gave Crump another person's social security number before running from the scene.

Crump began pursuing the man, who jumped into Elkhorn Creek. The suspect went under water before resurfacing, frantically saying he couldn't swim.

Crump was able to grab the suspect's shirt and pulled him to safety.

Johnson remains in the Scott County Jail where he faces multiple charges.

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