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Man arrested after nearly hitting Marshall County deputy

Zachary Burkeen (Source: Marshall County Sheriff's Department) Zachary Burkeen (Source: Marshall County Sheriff's Department)
MARSHALL COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

A man from Murray, Kentucky is behind bars after nearly hitting a Marshall County deputy with an ATV.

It happened on Saturday just after 10 p.m.

According to the sheriff's department, a deputy was responding to a call on Dogtown Road after someone complained about an ATV.

When the deputy approached one of the four wheelers, he stepped in front of it and told the operator to give him the keys.

That's when Zachary Burkeen, 25, allegedly took off and nearly hit the deputy who was able to jump out of the way.

There was a chase, but Burkeen got away.

Investigators identified him as the driver the next day and he was arrested in Hardin, Kentucky.

Burkeen faces charges of fleeing or evading police 1st degree and wanton endangerment 1st degree-police officer.

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