Graves County Pursuit Leads to Woman's Arrest
By West Kentucky Star Staff
GRAVES COUNTY - A Tennessee woman was arrested on numerous charges Friday afternoon following a pursuit in Graves County.

According to the Graves County Sheriff's Department, someone reported a reckless driver on Interstate 69 near the Marshall County line, and said the driver may have pointed a gun at them. 

When officers spotted the Camaro and tried to pull it over, the driver reportedly exited onto US Highway 45 in Mayfield and sped away while weaving in and out of northbound traffic. 

Kentucky State Police deployed spike strips in front of their post in Hickory, but the driver allegedly swerved at troopers on the shoulder of the highway, drove through the median and headed south. 

When a large truck forced the driver to slow down, deputies attempted to box in the car, but they say the driver struck an officer's vehicle, swerved off the highway and continued onto Hickory Road. The pursuit ended when the driver pulled onto Geneva Drive, which is a dead-end road. The driver reportedly tried to go around a house, but collided with a propane tank in the yard. 

Twenty-four-year-old Hope A. Endsley of Sardis, Tennessee, was arrested. She was determined to be driving under the influence of a controlled substance, and deputies say methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were found in the car. Investigation revealed the Camaro had been reported stolen in Decatur County, Tennessee. Deputies say Endsley gave them false information, but they learned she was a wanted on a Tennessee arrest warrant for failure to appear in court on a previous meth charge.

Endsley faces charges of speeding 26 mph or more over the limit, reckless driving, fleeing or evading police in a vehicle, attempted murder of a police officer, four counts of wanton endangerment, receiving stolen property valued over $10,000, possession of a controlled substance (meth), possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal mischief, driving on a suspended license, DUI 1st offense with aggravating circumstances, giving an officer false information, and being a fugitive from justice. She was also charged with theft of property valued over $10,000 and on a failure to appear warrant in Tennessee. 

Endsley was taken to Graves County Jail.

Published 10:53 PM, Friday Jun. 26, 2020
Updated 08:52 PM, Saturday Jun. 27, 2020



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