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KY man accused of stealing car in Mayfield, fleeing from deputies

(Source: McCracken Co. SO) (Source: McCracken Co. SO)
(Source: McCracken Co. SO) (Source: McCracken Co. SO)
Dustin Redmon (Source: McCracken Co. SO) Dustin Redmon (Source: McCracken Co. SO)

The McCracken County sheriff says a western Kentucky man is accused of stealing a vehicle and fleeing from deputies.

Dustin L. Redmon, 28, of Arlington, Kentucky was charged with fleeing or evading 1st degree-wanton endangerment 1st degree-receiving stolen property over $10,000-and other related charges.

Additional charges are pending from the Graves County Sheriff's Department for the actual theft of the motor vehicle.

Sheriff Jon Hayden says Friday afternoon, McCracken County Sheriff's Deputy Lindsey Miller responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle that was sitting in a field, across from Energy Fitness just off of Holt Road near the Friendship Road intersection.

As Deputy Miller arrived, she observed a Chrysler van parked in a field that had recently been cleared of all of its trees and brush.

The deputy saw a man sitting in the vehicle. When the man saw the sheriff's cruiser pulling into the field, the vehicle fled through the field and through several yards at a high rate of speed out and onto Hansen Road, according to the sheriff.

Deputy Miller continued trying to stop the vehicle with the cruiser's lights and siren on.

The vehicle's license plate came back to a Mayfield couple and it didn't come back as a stolen vehicle.

The vehicle continued running from the deputy out and onto US 60 West.

As the vehicle was attempting a turn or U-turn in from of the Red Lobster, the vehicle lost control and ran up and over metal railing in front of the business next to the Hinkleville Road entrance the restaurant.

Deputy Miller's vehicle made contact with the rear of the van after it hit the railing.

The driver of the van was then taken into custody and placed under arrest.

He was identified as Dustin L. Redmon. The sheriff says Redmon has previous convictions for felony burglary, and criminal trespass.

The registered owner of the van was contacted. She told that he vehicle was supposed to be at a mechanic shop in Mayfield having work performed on it. She had no idea why it would be in Paducah.

With assistance from Graves County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Harpole, the investigation showed that this vehicle was stolen from a mechanic shop on Wednesday night. The business thought that the owner had just picked it up. But the owner had not, according to the sheriff.

Deputy Miller and the suspect were both taken to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries, and then released.

Deputy Miller suffered minor abrasions from the airbag deployment.

The sheriff says during an interview with a McCracken County Sheriff's detective at the hospital, the suspect did confess to stealing the vehicle Wednesday form the mechanic shop.

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