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Paducah man accused of trying to take cheesecake, leading deputies on high-speed chase

Jeremy Egan (Source: McCracken Co. Jail) Jeremy Egan (Source: McCracken Co. Jail)

A Paducah, Kentucky man is accused of trying to take a cheesecake, lighter and candy; and then leading deputies on a high-speed chase.

Jeremy Egan, 34, of Paducah, was charged with shoplifting, two counts of wanton endangerment, fleeing or evading, assault, criminal mischief, speeding, no operators license, failure to maintain insurance, reckless driving and disregarding a stop sign.

Amy Cash, 29, also of Paducah, was cited for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Officials were dispatched to the Five Star convenience store located at 2955 John L. Puryear Drive after a report of a shoplifter. 

As deputies arrived, a red, 2004 Nissan Altima that matched the description of the suspect's vehicle was leaving the parking lot. 

When deputies tried to stop the car, they say the driver, Jeremy Egan, tried to drive away and turned onto Husband Road. 

Deputies reported speeds as high a 100 mph as they followed him toward Paducah. 

According to deputies, Egan made several turns throughout the Farley area before he failed to make a turn at the intersection of Yarbro Lane and Estes Lane and ran into a ditch. 

Egan and his front seat passenger, Amy Cash, were taken to an area hospital with minor injuries.

Egan’s other passenger, Russell Davidson, 37, was not injured in the crash. 

According to deputies, a clerk confronted Egan after he tried to take cheesecake, a lighter and candy from the store. 

They say he also had an outstanding warrant for a parole violation in McCracken County. 

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