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McCracken Co. wanted man in custody

Cameron B. Snelling (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department) Cameron B. Snelling (Source: McCracken County Sheriff's Department)
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

A man wanted in McCracken County, Kentucky on two arrest warrants is now in custody.

According to Captain Matt Carter with the McCracken County Sheriff's Department, at around 3:36 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 5, two deputies were on Lone Oak Road and 1241 looking for 19-year-old Cameron Snelling.

Carter said an unnamed caller gave them information that led detectives to believe that Snelling could be in that general area.

Deputies say they saw a 1996 green Ford Taurus driven by Snelling. When they tried to approach Snelling, they say he drove off, going south on U.S. Highway 45.

According to Carter, the chase led into Graves County on Highway 1241, at which time the Graves County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky State Police, Mayfield Police Department and KSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement became involved.

Carter said the suspect continued south on 1241 and avoided spike strips that were placed in the area of Liberty Baptist Church by a Graves County deputy, and continued across U.S. Highway 45 back onto 1241.

The suspect was allegedly seen discarding a black bag out of the window in the area of the church and was recovered by KSP.

When the bag was searched, Carter said it contained several items, including what appeared to be methamphetamine.

Carter said as the suspect approached the intersection of 1241 and U.S. Highway 45, Graves County Captain Jeremy Prince performed a pit maneuver on the vehicle, causing it to spinout; at which time units surrounded the vehicle and the chase ended.

Snelling, the driver of the vehicle, was arrested and taken to the McCracken County Regional Jail without further incident.

He faces charges of second degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking over $500, absconding from probation and parole, first degree fleeing/evading police, first degree wanton endangerment and various traffic offenses.

Snelling also faces additional charges from Kentucky State Police.

Detectives say Snelling was paroled in November 2015 on burglary and drug-related offenses. They said he then absconded from the Department of Probation and Parole.

Since his time on the run, detectives said Snelling was wanted on an additional second degree burglary charge and theft by unlawful taking more than $500. The new charges stemmed from an investigation into a house burglary in Lone Oak.

Snelling allegedly took electronics and other items in this burglary around Jan. 3, 2016.

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