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Pursuit Leads to Felony Arrest in Warren County

Date of News Release: 06/02/2013

(Bowling Green, KY) -- On Sunday, June 02, 2013, at 11:12 A.M., Kentucky State Police Post 3 Trooper Wayne Mayfield attempted to make a traffic stop on a 2005 Dodge Ram pick up truck for speeding while traveling North on US 231. The operator of the vehicle Matthew Hawkins (23) of Morgantown, KY refused to stop and continued North on US 231.

The pursuit continued on for approximately 17 miles and reached speeds of over 100 mph. It was discovered that the vehicle was reported stolen from Elizabethtown, KY.

Matthew Hawkins was apprehended and charged with the following charges:

  1. Speed
  2. Receiving Stolen Property $10,000 or more
  3. Reckless Driving
  4. Fleeing and Evading Police 1st
  5. Improper Passing
  6. No Operators License
  7. Criminal Mischief 1st Degree
  8. Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree
  9. Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree Police Officer

Matthew Hawkins was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail. The investigation is still ongoing and is being led by Trooper Wayne Mayfield.

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