TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Criminal Arrest in McCracken County
Date of News Release: 03/16/2009
(Hickory, Ky.) - Trooper Brad Ramsey received a complaint of a vehicle that had almost struck a McCracken County Deputy's patrol vehicle. Trooper Ramsey observed the vehicle speeding and disregarding a stop sign near County Park Road in Paducah. Trooper Ramsey conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle, a 1995 Chevy Camaro, being operated by Rickey Baird. Upon further investigation, Mr. Baird was placed under arrest and transported to the McCracken County Detention Center where he was lodged on charges of: Driving Under the Influence 1st Offense; Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree - Police Officer; Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree and several traffic charges. Trooper Ramsey was assisted at the scene by the McCracken County Sheriff's Office.