Two-County Pursuit Lands Three in Jail
By West Kentucky Star Staff
MARSHALL COUNTY, KY - A police pursuit through Marshall and Graves counties Sunday night left three people facing numerous charges.

The Marshall County Sheriff's Office says police spotted a vehicle that had reportedly been taken without permission on West 5th Street in Benton around 11:00 pm. Police chased the vehicle on several roads throughout southwestern Marshall County and into Graves County until a deputy was able to use a “PIT” maneuver to bring the vehicle to a stop.

The driver of the vehicle, Samuel Brackett, was arrested on a long list of charges, which include DUI, speeding, fleeing or evading police, driving on a DUI-suspended license, wanton endangerment, possession of meth, and possession of marijuana.

Because a two-year-old child was found in the back seat of the vehicle, Brackett also faces a charge of endangering the welfare of a minor.

Two adult passengers, Shelbie Vibbert of Calvert City and Kenneth Bean of Benton, were also arrested. Both were charged with possession of meth, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and endangering the welfare of a minor.

Police said after all three suspects were taken to the Marshall County Detention Center, a deputy jailer found a 2 gram bag of methamphetamine on Brackett's person. He was additionally charged with promoting contraband.

Published 12:01 PM, Monday Apr. 16, 2018
Updated 12:04 PM, Tuesday Apr. 17, 2018

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