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Kentucky State Police Arrest Mayfield Man for Wanton Endangerment

Date of News Release: 10/23/2017

SYMSONIA, KY (October 22, 2017) – A Mayfield man was arrested Sunday afternoon after police say he almost struck several first responders directing traffic. The Kentucky State Police, Graves County Sheriff’s Department, and Symsonia Fire Department responded to the 9000 block of Highway 131 in Graves County for a two vehicle injury collision just before 2:00 p.m. Upon their arrival, two firefighters were attempting to stop traffic on Highway 131 due to the collision.

As Justin Crittendon approached the scene in a truck, he failed to stop. Mr. Crittendon’s vehicle nearly struck two firefighters, a KSP Trooper and a Graves County Deputy Sheriff. Kentucky State Police stopped the truck and arrested Justin A. Crittendon, age 28, of Mayfield, Kentucky. Troopers also discovered he had four warrants for his arrest related to 2017 misdemeanor and felony cases in Marshall County.

Mr. Crittendon was charged with four counts of First Degree Wanton Endangerment, Operating on a Suspended License, No Insurance, Improper Equipment, and No Vehicle Registration. He was also arrested on the four outstanding warrants. Mr. Crittendon was lodged in the Graves County Jail.

The investigation is continuing by Trooper Will Propes. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 1 at 270-856-3721 or anonymously at 1-800-222-5555. Citizens may also report tips anonymously through the KSP app. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.