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Two Arrested on Burglary Charges in Paducah
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - A Paducah man and woman were arrested Sunday on numerous burglary charges.

According to the Paducah Police Department, a man wanted by authorities on six outstanding warrants was arrested after allegedly breaking into a local business, stealing a car, and crashing into numerous vehicles Sunday morning.

Officers were contacted at approximately 12:50 AM after alarms were heard at a car dealer on Broadway. Officers arrived, noticing the door had been broken down. While on the scene one of the officers noticed a white SUV back into another vehicle in a parking lot and leave the scene at a high speed.

While officers were in pursuit, the driver allegedly hit numerous parked cars. A short time later the driver, identified as 21-year-old Jeon Z. Quarles, attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended a short time later with the use of a Police K9 and tasers.

While dealing with Quarles, officers noticed the white SUV had caught fire, and a passenger identified as 22-year-old C-Bonesha J. Merriweather was trapped inside. Officers were able to get Merriweather out of the vehicle and took her to safety.

Quarles is being charged with third-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking, first degree and second degree fleeing or evading police, first degree criminal mischief, resisting arrest, and leaving the scene of an accident.

Merriweather is being charged with complicity in third degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking, and first degree criminal mischief.

Merriweather and Quarles were taken to the hospital for treatment of their injuries received during the chase, and then lodged in the McCracken County Jail.

Published 03:45 PM, Tuesday Nov. 05, 2019
Updated 10:41 AM, Wednesday Nov. 06, 2019

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