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Pursuit Leads to Arrest of Sacramento Man

Date of News Release: 12/14/2015

Madisonville, KY - The Kentucky State Police has charged a Sacramento man with multiple offenses after a vehicle pursuit.

On Monday, December 14, at approximately 12:40 p.m., while on a work zone detail in the Mortons Gap area, Trooper Bob Winters observed a white, Mazda passenger car traveling northbound on Interstate 69 that matched the description of a stolen vehicle out of Mclean County. Trooper Winters activated his emergency equipment in an attempt to stop the vehicle. However, the operator drove through the median to the southbound lanes and fled southbound on I-69.

The pursuit continued southbound on I-69 reaching speeds of 100 mph. The pursuit continued through Hopkins County and into Caldwell County where the suspect vehicle exited off onto KY 293. It reentered I-69 and continued southbound in the northbound lanes, before exiting off onto KY 91. The suspect vehicle reentered I-69 the wrong way and continued until it reentered the southbound lanes and continued southbound into Lyon County. A tire deflation device was successfully deployed around the 72 mile-marker on I-69. At this time, Tpr. Winters used his marked, police cruiser to push the suspect vehicle off the roadway. The operator exited the vehicle and refused to comply with the officers' commands. He was subdued and taken into custody. There were no injuries reported.

The operator, identified as Kevin M. Corn, 36, Sacramento, KY, was lodged in the Hopkins County Jail and charged with the following offenses:

  1. Receiving Stolen Property Over $10,000
  2. Fleeing/Evading Police 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle)
  3. DUI 1st Offense - Aggravated
  4. Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree
  5. Resisting Arrest

Additional charges are pending.

KSP Post 2 Madisonville units, KSP Post 1 Mayfield units, KSP CVE units, the Princeton Police Department, the Caldwell County Sheriff's Department, the Lyon County Sheriff's Department, the Eddyville Police Department, and Lyon County EMS assisted.