TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Date of News Release: 12/17/2013
(Hickory, Ky.) -- On Monday, December 16, 2013, Sgt. Ryan Dawson observed a Green Ford Ranger fail to yield at the intersection of Kline Trail and Cypress Trail. Sgt. Dawson attempted to stop the vehicle which accelerated and refused to stop. Sgt. Dawson pursued the vehicle onto several roads in the New Concord area before it turned onto 121, seeking to enter Tennessee. Sgt. Dawson attempted to block the travel of the vehicle which struck Sgt. Dawson's patrol vehicle and continued into Tennessee where Sgt. Dawson terminated the pursuit. Tennessee authorities were notified who were familiar with the vehicle and the owner and quickly located it at a residence a short distance from the Ky line. Through investigation, it was determined the vehicle was being operated by Claibourn Richardson, age 19, of Buchanan, Tn.
Warrants will be sought next date on a variety of charges to include Fleeing/Evading Police 1st Degree and Wanton Endangerment (Police Officer). Anyone who comes into contact with Mr. Richardson is encouraged to contact Kentucky State Police Post 1, who was assisted in the investigation by the Henry County Sheriffs Office.