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KSP Arrests Memphis, TN Man after Pursuit

Date of News Release: 2/16/2017

Murray, Ky.(February 16, 2017) The Kentucky State Police was notified by the Henry County Tennessee Sheriff’s Department of a pursuit of a 2005 Ford Escape, heading north on US 641. During the pursuit with Henry County, the suspect hit a Sheriff’s vehicle. Henry County stopped their pursuit as it neared the Kentucky state line, with the suspect continuing traveling north on US 641 into Kentucky. Henry County advised the subject was wanted on felony charges in Tennessee for probation violation and evading police.

Trooper Donald Bowman located the vehicle on US 641 and attempted to stop the vehicle about 3 miles south of Murray. The vehicle failed to stop and continued towards Murray. Once in Murray, the vehicle slowed down and turned on several city streets. The suspect rammed a Calloway County Sheriff’s Department vehicle, operated by Deputy Richard Palmer at the intersection of Fairlane and South 9th street, ending the pursuit. Deputy Palmer sustained non-life threatening injuries from the collision.

Trooper Bowman arrested Marcus D. Etheridge, 25 of Memphis, Tn and charged him with Speeding 26 MPH or greater, Assault 1st degree of a Police Officer, Wanton Endangerment 1st degree of a Police Officer, Fleeing or Evading 1st degree in a motor vehicle, DUI 1st, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Operating on a Suspended/ Revoked Operator’s License, Reckless Driving, Disregarding a Stop Sign, Failure to Wear a Seatbelt, No insurance, and Driving a Motor Vehicle while Using a Handheld Mobile Device. Etheridge was lodged in the Calloway County Detention Center.

KSP was assisted by the Calloway County Sheriff’s Office, Murray Police Department, Murray Fire Department, and the Murray Calloway County EMS.