Bowling Green, Ky. (April 16, 2021) – On April 16, 2021 around 9:17 a.m. Kentucky State Police Post 3 was contacted by Nashville Metro Police Department who stated they were following a stolen passenger car with their air support assisting. The vehicle, a 2018 Volkswagen Passat, entered into Kentucky where Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Kelly Anderson observed the vehicle traveling northbound on I-65 at a high rate of speed.
Officer Anderson activated his emergency equipment in an attempt to stop the vehicle but the vehicle fled. Multiple KSP Troopers assisted in the pursuit that continued northbound. The vehicle exited at the 48 mile marker in Park City and re-entered the interstate southbound. During the course of the pursuit the operator of the Volkswagen swerved on two separate occasions in an attempt to strike Troopers. The vehicle continued southbound back into Tennessee where it ultimately stopped at the 104 mile marker southbound. The operator of the vehicle was identified as 18 year-old Anthony L. Stevenson of Nashville and was detained by KSP until Nashville Metro Police Department placed them under arrest for charges in Tennessee. A passenger in the vehicle, 18 year-old Deontay L. Staten of Nashville fled on foot into a wooded area where he was also detained and arrested. Both individuals will face charges in Kentucky pending extradition from Tennessee.
Anthony L. Stevenson will be charged with Fleeing or Evading Police 1st degree (motor vehicle), Attempted Murder of a Police Officer (2 counts), receiving stolen property over $10,000 (motor vehicle) and multiple traffic charges.
Deontay L. Staten will be charged with receiving stolen property over $10,000 (motor vehicle).