KSP Arrest Local Man After Pursuit
Date of News Release: 08/06/2016
SMITHLAND, Ky. (August 5, 2016) - Troopers were in the area following up on an investigation about a vehicle that was stolen out of TN. Troopers observed a suspect vehicle traveling on US 60. Troopers positively identified a Blue Toyota Avalon and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The operator failed to yield to emergency equipment and sped off in an attempt to elude the Troopers. Assisting units were attempting to catch the suspect vehicle when the operator became reckless and almost struck responding troopers. Following the pursuit that spanned approximately 30 miles, the vehicle ran out of gas around Pisgah road on State Route 137. The vehicle began to slow and the driver turned off abruptly into a nearby corn field. The driver fled on foot from the scene and attempted to elude Troopers in the field. After a search of the immediate area with a canine, the suspect was located and identified as Dakota A Miller, 19, of Kevil Ky. He was taken into custody without further incident.
Dakota Miller was charged with the following: Speeding 26 over, Reckless driving 1 count, fleeing or evading police motor vehicle, fleeing or evading police 1st degree on foot, wanton endangerment 1st degree police officer 5 counts, disregarding a stop sign 3 counts, improper use of left lane overtaking vehicle, failure to wear seatbelt, resisting arrest, DUI 1st aggravating circumstance, possession of controlled substance 1st degree 1 offense meth, drug paraphernalia buy/possess, criminal mischief 1st degree, criminal mischief 2nd degree 2 counts, receiving stolen property over $10,000, receiving stolen property firearm 2 counts, license to be in possession, and unlawfully permitting a minor to possess firearm. Miller was also served with warrants for fugitive from another state, possession of controlled substance meth, possession of controlled substance 3rd degree, burglary 2nd degree, and failure to appear in court. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending. Miller is currently lodge in the McCracken County Jail.
The Kentucky State Police was assisted on scene by Livingston County Sheriff's office, and McCracken County Sheriff's Office.