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Paducah Men Arrested After Running from Police
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - Two Paducah men were arrested after they ran from police in separate incidents on Tuesday.
 
The first occurred at 9:30 am, when an officer attempted to stop a pickup truck for having expired temporary registration. The truck pulled into a parking lot off Irvin Cobb Drive and the driver jumped out and fled on foot. He was caught a short distance away on top of a trailer in the parking lot of another business. He was identified as 32-year-old Matthew R. Hirt, and it was discovered that he fled from McCracken County Sheriff’s deputies on Monday night.
 
Hirt was arrested on bench warrants charging him with failing to appear. A small amount of marijuana was also found under the trailer. Police will present evidence to a grand jury to seek indictments charging Hirt with fleeing or evading police, possession of marijuana, and tampering with physical evidence. Police say he also may possibly be charged by the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department.
 
Shortly after noon, another officer spotted 45-year-old Josh Andrew Brown walking near a restaurant on Hinkleville Road. Knowing there were outstanding warrants for Brown’s arrest, the officer attempted to stop him.
 
Brown fled on foot across Hinkleville Road, but was caught a short distance away. He was arrested on a charge of first-degree fleeing or evading police, and on warrants charging him with two counts of contempt of court, second degree burglary, felony theft by unlawful taking, and first-degree bail-jumping.
 
Both men were taken to the McCracken County Regional Jail.

Published 11:55 PM, Tuesday Jun. 11, 2019
Updated 10:20 PM, Tuesday Jun. 11, 2019

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