GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WDRB) - A Kentucky police department is praising a detective for rescuing a drowning man who tried to get away as he was being arrested. 

Georgetown Detective Lewis Crump saw a man he thought might have active warrants. When he asked the man for identification, police say 24-year-old Jamal Johnson gave Crump someone else's Social Security number, then took off.

Crump says Johnson jumped into a creek and went under water. He resurfaced, shouting that he couldn't swim.

That's when Crump jumped in and was able to pull Johnson to safety.

Johnson is facing multiple charges -- including receiving stolen property and probation violation.

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