Missing Teen Found Operating A Stolen Truck
Date of News Release: 10/13/2014
(Morehead, KY) -- On October 13, 2014 at 8:07 a.m., State Police post in Richmond received a call from a concerned citizen stating that he had been approached by what appeared to be a 17 or 18 year old white male. The caller stated that the driver seemed to be too young to drive the dump truck he was in and that he was lost, as he was asking for directions to Manchester. He first attempted to contact the owners of the truck, Scotty's Excavating, whose name was located on the side of the truck to see if it had actually been stolen. The caller was informed that the truck had been taken from Glasgow, KY. It was at this point he alerted the State Police.
The State Police issued an attempt to locate on the vehicle. Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Jerry Hudson was stationary at Exit 90 southbound of Interstate 75, when he noticed the truck travelling south at a low rate of speed and failing to maintain its' lane. A traffic stop was made, and the juvenile was arrested with no further incident. He was charged with careless driving, no operator's license and receiving stolen property under $10,000. The juvenile had run away from his foster family. Officer Hudson was assisted by KSP Detective Jeremy Hamm and Ofc. Charles Tinsley at the scene. Barren County Sherriff's Department is working the theft of the dump truck.