TFC Corey King
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 16, Henderson
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One arrested on several charges in Union County
Date of News Release: 12/27/2010
(Henderson, Ky.) -- James Wilcutt was operating a 2001 Chevrolet Silverado and had just stopped at a safety checkpoint located at KY 56 W & KY 667 in Union County. After being asked to produce his operator's license, Mr. Wilcutt sped away from the checkpoint. Mr. Wilcutt failed to stop for Trooper Hardin who pursued him for approximately 5 miles at speeds reaching 90 MPH. Mr. Wilcutt then stopped and was arrested without further incident. After further investigation, it was discovered the vehicle was entered as stolen by the Saline County Illinois Sheriff's Department. Mr. Wilcutt was lodged in the Union County Detention Center for charges of Fleeing & Evading Police, 1st Degree, 2 counts of wanton endangerment, 1st degree, Receiving stolen property over $500 auto, No operator's license, Reckless driving.