Traffic Stop Leads to Foot Chase, Arrest
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH, KY - A McCracken County man was arrested Thursday morning after a routine traffic stop turned into a foot pursuit.
Paducah Police say an officer on Brown Street stopped a vehicle driven by 50-year-old Gary K. Bruce for not having current registration. A computer check showed Bruce had no driver’s license and no insurance, and that he was charged in two outstanding warrants. When Bruce stepped out of his vehicle, police say he fled on foot.

He was caught a short distance away and continued to resist arrest, reportedly telling the officer he was not going to jail. 

After a brief scuffle, Bruce was arrested on warrants charging him with contempt of court and a parole violation, and for charges of having no registration, failure to maintain insurance, having no operator’s license, second-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot), resisting arrest and third-degree criminal mischief.

Bruce was booked into McCracken County Regional Jail.

Police say Bruce was a resident at Keaton Corrections on Clarence Gaines Street.

Published 06:13 PM, Thursday Jan. 11, 2018
Updated 10:13 AM, Friday Jan. 12, 2018

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