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KSP Arrests TN Homicide Fugitive After Pursuit
By West Kentucky Star Staff
WESTERN KENTUCKY - A multi-county pursuit Monday night led to the arrest of three people, including a fugitive from Tennessee.

According to Kentucky State Police, a trooper was on routine patrol on I-24 in Marshall County Monday night, when he spotted an eastbound vehicle speeding. The trooper tried to conduct a traffic stop, but the vehicle failed to stop. 

The trooper pursued the speeding vehicle on I-24 through Marshall, Livingston, and Lyon counties. The car exited at the 40 mile marker and collided with a pickup truck at the intersection.  No injuries were reported. 

The driver and two occupants of the car fled on foot. After a search of the area, two occupants were arrested within minutes, and the third was taken into custody approximately 90 minutes later without incident. Police say 25-year-old Marques L. Kelly, 20-year-old Dequantis Crouch and 26-year-old Cemage Garrard, all of Clarksville, were arrested.

Kelly was wanted for a homicide in Clarksville. Kelly was also charged with speeding, reckless driving, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle), fleeing or evading police (on foot), possession of cocaine, criminal mischief, wanton endangerment, possession of marijuana, and fugitive from another state. He was lodged in the Christian County Jail.

Crouch was charged with fleeing or evading police (on foot), possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Garrard was charged with fleeing or evading police (on foot), possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, receiving stolen property (firearm), trafficking in cocaine and possession of marijuana. Crouch and Garrard were lodged in the Caldwell County Jail. 


Published 06:37 AM, Tuesday May. 14, 2019
Updated 05:42 AM, Wednesday May. 15, 2019

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