Foot Chase Ends with Arrest of Kevil Man
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - A foot chase Friday morning in West Paducah ended after a Kevil man was captured in a wheat field and taken into custody.
The incident began at 6:45 am, when McCracken County Sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a suspicious person on Gholson Road. The home owners reported an unknown male inside their vehicle. When the man fled, the homeowners gave chase, but lost sight of him when he drove away in a black Toyota Camry.
A short time later, a concerned citizen contacted authorities to report a wrecked, black Toyota Camry driving out of a ditch and heading toward New Harvest Church on Old Hinkleville Road.
Deputy Cory Golightly responded, and the man begain running through a wheatfield after abandoning the car in the church parking lot. He dropped an item while running, in an alleged attempt to conceal it from law enforcement.
Golightly captured him and he was taken into custody.
Twenty-four-year-old Daniel P. Hartig of Kevil is facing numerous charges, including criminal trespassing, fleeing and evading police, operating a vehicle on a suspended license, and tampering with physical evidence.