24-year-old Johnny Baldwin of Warrenville, Illinois, drowned in Tims Ford’s Boiling Fork Creek early Thursday morning.
Apparently before the drowning Baldwin was attempting to evade police in a vehicle chase that began in Decherd and ended on foot in Winchester’s Ross Lane area.
The man went into the water where he later drowned.
His family is now questioning why officers at the scene did not go into the water to attempt a rescue.
Winchester Police Chief Ritchie Lewis to the Herald-Chronicle that he believes his officers did what they should have done.
He said the conditions were dark, the depth of the water was unknown and Baldwin greatly outweighed Delacruz.