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WANTED: KY officials searching for suspect after car chase through Graves, Calloway Counties

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)

Officials in Kentucky are searching for a man who led police on a car chase through Graves and Calloway Counties on Friday.

Around 9 p.m. on Friday, while on patrol in Graves County, a Kentucky State Police Trooper saw a silver 2002 Pontiac Sunfire commit a traffic violation.  

The trooper tried to initiate a traffic stop but the Pontiac failed to yield and a pursuit followed.  

The Pontiac fled eastbound on 464 across the county line into Calloway Count, then made several turns in an attempt to elude police before turning onto Norsworthy Rd where he turned into the yard of a home.  

The Pontiac then began to drive northbound through a field.  A Calloway County Sheriff's deputy had joined the pursuit to assist, and took the lead in the pursuit after the trooper had a mechanical failure with his cruiser. The pursuit continued through the field and the Pontiac ran through a barbwire fence before colliding with a tree. 

Preliminary investigation shows that the deputy attempted to slow to a stop, however, the wet grass in the field prevented the vehicle from slowing enough to come to a stop.  

The deputy's vehicle collided with the rear of the Pontiac in a secondary collision. The driver of the Pontiac then fled on foot into a nearby wood line.  

A Graves County Sheriff’s Office K9 unit was used in an attempt to find and apprehend the driver of the Pontiac.  

As of 1 p.m. on Saturday, the suspect has not been found.

The deputy was transported to Murray-Calloway County Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

KSP is requesting anyone with information pertaining to the whereabouts of the subject who fled to contact Tpr. Paul Berhow with KSP Post 1 at 270-856-3721.            

KSP was assisted on scene by the Calloway County Sheriff’s Office, the Graves County Sheriff’s Office, and the Murray-Calloway County EMS.

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