Pursuit Leads to Arrest of Murray Man
By West Kentucky Star Staff
CALLOWAY COUNTY - A Murray man faces charges after a weekend police pursuit in Calloway County.

According to the Calloway County Sheriff's Office, on Saturday at approximately 2:40 pm deputies spotted a suspicious vehicle on Valentine Road in New Concord and attempted to make a traffic stop. The vehicle failed to yield and led deputies on a pursuit down several back roads. Due to the weather and road conditions, deputies lost sight of the vehicle. A short time later the vehicle was found abandoned near a lake.

Deputies searched the area but did not find the driver. A check of the registration of the vehicle showed the tag did not belong on that vehicle and the VIN showed the vehicle to be stolen out of Tennessee. The vehicle was impounded and the investigation is ongoing.

On Sunday at approximately 2:00 am, the sheriff's office received a report of a stolen vehicle from Courtney Lane. While responding to the scene deputies met the vehicle on KY 80 West and attempted to stop it. The vehicle failed to yield and led deputies on a pursuit on several different roads. The vehicle then went through a yard and into several bean fields before returning to the area from where it was taken.

The vehicle was stopped on Courtney Lane after a collision with a cruiser. The driver, 19-year-old Steven C. Lyons of Murray, was taken into custody and charged with theft by unlawful taking of auto, fleeing or evading police, wanton endangerment, reckless driving, speeding, criminal mischief, no registration plates, disregarding a stop sign, and operating on a suspended or revoked license.

Published 05:23 AM, Wednesday Sep. 12, 2018
Updated 04:57 AM, Thursday Sep. 13, 2018

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