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Felony Arrest - Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree Motor Vehicle

Date of News Release: 06/13/2016

Henderson, KY. - On June 12 2016 at approximately 7:15 pm, Trooper Owens observed 2 motorcycles traveling over 100 mph southbound on interstate 69 at the 148 mile marker. Trooper Owens activated his emergency equipment and attempted to stop the motorcycles for speeding but the motorcycles continued south on i69 for approximately 3 miles reaching speeds of 115 mph. At the 145 mile marker both motorcycles pulled over onto the median on the right side of the highway. As trooper Owens approached the vehicles, one motorcycle drove away continuing south on I69. Trooper Owens was able to take the first subject, Anthony Rhodes, into custody without incident. The second subject, was located at the Robards exit of I69 at the 140 mile marker by Trooper Turner. According to a witness, the driver lost control on the exit ramp and went over an embankment. Henderson County EMS responded to the scene but the subject refused medical treatment. Trooper Turner then placed the subject, Zachary Sutton, under arrest without further incident. Sutton was transported to Henderson county Methodist hospital by Trooper Turner for further evaluation where he was treated and released.

Both subjects were lodged in the Henderson County Jail. Rhodes was charged with speeding 26 mph or greater, reckless driving, improper equipment, fleeing or evading police 1st deg motor veh, license to be in possession, failure to produce insurance card, no registration plate, and no registration receipt as well as 2 Hopkins County warrants for trafficking in methamphetamine greater than 2 grams. Sutton was charged with speeding 26 mph or greater, reckless driving, fleeing or evading police 1st deg motor veh, no registration receipt, failure to produce insurance card, failure to notify address change to dot, failure to register transfer of motor veh, and improper display of registration plate.

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