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Graves County Woman Faces Charges After Pursuit
By West Kentucky Star Staff
GRAVES COUNTY - A woman is facing multiple charges after a vehicle pursuit in Graves County on Tuesday evening.

The Graves County Sheriff's Office says a deputy attempted to stop a vehicle on US 45 South in Water Valley for a traffic violation. The driver, identified as 43-year-old Kathy Baker of Water Valley,  reportedly attempted to elude the officer by turning onto Depot Street and speeding up. The pursuit continued down Depot Street and onto KY 2422, where the vehicle ran into a ditch, through a fence, and then through a field.

Deputies attempted to get Baker out of the vehicle, but say she was able to flee in the vehicle again, running through another fence and back onto KY 2422.

Baker eventually lost control of the vehicle and ran into a ditch, where she was arrested without further incident.

Baker stated that she fled from deputies because she knew there were warrants out for her arrest.

Baker is charged with speeding, wanton endangerment of a police officer, fleeing or evading police, reckless driving, criminal mischief, and other traffic offenses. 

She was also served with a Fulton County Circuit Court bench warrant for failure to comply with probation and parole and a Graves County Circuit Court Bench Warrant for failure to appear.  It was also discovered that Baker was wanted out of Pemiscot County, Missouri for a charge of forgery.

She was lodged in the Graves County Jail.

Published 08:27 PM, Wednesday Oct. 14, 2020
Updated 04:58 PM, Thursday Oct. 15, 2020

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