Body cam shows officers find hidden gun in man’s engine after police chase

Body cam shows officer find hidden gun in man's engine after police chase
Published: Mar. 6, 2023 at 12:42 AM EST|Updated: Mar. 6, 2023 at 9:25 AM EST
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COVINGTON, Ky. (WXIX) - Newly released body camera video shows the moments a man fled from officers during a traffic stop in Covington.

Jacques Mooney was pulled over by police in April 2020 because he was not wearing a seatbelt, according to Commonwealth Attorney Rob Sanders.

Court documents say the officer saw that he had marijuana in the car, so the officer told him to pull over.

As he was attempting to pull over to the side of the street, Mooney then drove off and led Covington police on a short chase, the video shows.

The chase did not last long, and Mooney ended up at a dead end.

“I guess he wasn’t too familiar with City Heights because there’s only one way in and one way out, so a couple of the officers gave chase while the rest of the officers just stood right there at the one way out,” Sanders said.

Once officers were able to stop him, they found several smaller bags filled with cocaine and fentanyl, Sanders said.

The body camera footage shows that the officers also found a gun hidden in the hood of his car.

Mooney has three different cases in Kenton County, according to Sanders.

Sanders adds that Mooney could serve up to 11 years in prison as part of a plea agreement for those cases.

Court records show that his sentencing is on April 4.

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