TFC Billy Gregory
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 15, Columbia
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Pursuit & Arrest in Adair County
Date of News Release: 06/05/07
(Columbia, KY) - Around 11:47 p.m. on June 4, 2007, officers from the Kentucky State Police got into a pursuit of a vehicle that was driving reckless with no registration plate on KY 61. During the pursuit, officers were notified that the vehicle was stolen. The suspect abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. Officers were unable to locate the suspect.
Around 12:48 a.m. on June 5, 2007, Kentucky State Police officers tried to stop a red Jeep near Greensburg on KY 61 because the driver matched the description of the earlier suspect that fled on foot. Another pursuit ensued and it was also determined the Jeep was stolen from Greensburg. The suspect ran off the roadway and fled into a field. The suspect, Dennis K. West, W/M, age 23 of Liberty, Kentucky, was then apprehended and arrested. West was charged with Receiving Stolen Property over $300, Driving under the Influence 1st, Operating on Suspended Operator's License, Speeding, Reckless Driving, Fleeing or Evading Police, and Failure to Wear Seatbelt.