Jellico man wanted for allegedly running over pedestrian

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (WVLT) -- The Whitley County Sheriff's Office says it needs the public's help looking for a Jellico man accused of running over a pedestrian.

It happened around 2:20 p.m. Tuesday along Highway 25, about two miles north of Jellico.

Investigators say 49-year-old Linda Partin told them she was walking north when a Chevrolet Blazer swerved to hit her.

She identified the driver as 29-year-old Joshua L. Ball.

Deputies say Partin told them she recently evicted Ball from a home that he had rented from her.

Tire tread impressions were visible on Partin's leg. She was treated and released from Jellico Hospital.

Ball is wanted for first-degree assault. More charges are possible.

No picture of Ball is available.

Anyone with information about Ball's whereabouts should call (606) 549-6017.

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