TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Two People Arrested after a Pursuit in Graves County
Date of News Release: 02/13/2013
(Mayfield, KY) -- The Kentucky State Police (KSP) received a complaint of a disturbance at 175 Ridgeland Drive at 07:40 am, on this date (02/13/2013). Upon arrival of KSP troopers, a male subject fled the scene, on foot. He was later identified as Jason Andrews (39) of Mayfield. Troopers learned that Andrews had two active warrants out of Calloway County. While troopers and Graves' County sheriff deputies were still on the scene, at Ridgeland Drive, a 911 call was received from a construction worker at His House Ministries on Cuba Road, in reference to a vehicle that had just been stolen. Trooper Trey Green responded to the scene and verified that the person who stole the vehicle was fugitive Andrews. The stolen vehicle, a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado, was located later on the railroad tracks near West North Street, in Mayfield, with all four tires flat.
At 12:22 pm, while troopers were attempting to locate Andrews in the area of KY 384 and Ballard Road in Graves County, the fugitive was observed driving with a female passenger, in a Mercury passenger car. KSP Sergeant Bill Lockwood initiated pursuit of the vehicle that Andrews was driving, after he failed to yield to the Trooper's emergency equipment. The pursuit ended approximately 5 miles later when Sergeant Lockwood terminated the pursuit, due to safety concerns.
At 12:46 pm, Troopers subsequently located the vehicle again on Renee Lane. Andrews exited the vehicle, and fled on foot before being apprehended by Trooper Richie Wright and Sergeant Sam Steger. The female passenger, who was with Andrews, was also taken into custody due to her involvement with providing assistance to fugitive Andrews.
Andrews was charged with Fleeing and Evading Police 2nd Degree (by motor vehicle and by foot), Operating on Suspended License, Possession of Controlled Substance 3rd Degree, Possession of Controlled Substance 2nd Degree; and he was served with two warrants out of Calloway County for Failure to Appear. Additional charges of Theft by Unlawful Taking (Auto) and Criminal Mischief 1st Degree will be forthcoming. Deborah Jackson, the passenger, was charged with Hindering Apprehension/Prosecution 2nd Degree. Both subjects were lodged in the Graves County Jail. The Kentucky State Police were assisted by the Graves County Sheriff's Department and the Mayfield Police Department. The investigation continues by Trooper Trey Green.