TFC Corey King
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 16, Henderson
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Fleeing or Evading Police Investigation
Date of News Release: 11/29/2012
(Henderson, KY) -- While on patrol, Trooper James Gaither noticed a suspicious vehicle parked at St. Williams Church in Daviess County, occupied by one male subject. Attempting to make contact with the occupant of the vehicle, Trooper Gaither pulled into the parking lot. Upon Trooper Gaither making his presence known, the subject fled the scene onto Monarch Road. Trooper Gaither then activated his emergency equipment and pursued the vehicle for 4.3 miles. The pursuit ended when the vehicle left the roadway and stopped in a cornfield. The driver of the vehicle who was later identified as Steven E. Roby fled on foot and was able to escape the area. Further investigation at the scene led the responding Troopers to Roby's residence, where he was arrested a short time later without further incident. The Kentucky State Police was assisted by the Daviess County Sheriff Department.