Memphis Man Arrested After Multi-State Chase
By West Kentucky Star Staff
MURRAY - A Memphis man has been arrested in Murray after a multi-state chase.

According to the Calloway County Sheriff's Office, they were notified by the Henry County, TN Sheriff's office at 10:52am, that they were in a vehicle pursuit on US 641 that would be entering Kentucky. Henry County deputies terminated their pursuit when they entered the city limits of Hazel.

Calloway County Sheriff's deputies, along with Sheriff Sam Steger met the vehicle south of Murray near Brandon Bottoms. In an attempt to pass another northbound vehicle, the suspect's vehicle nearly him Sheriff Steger head on.

Sheriff Steger initiated a traffic stop, but the vehicle refused to stop, and turned onto Peggy Ann Drive in Murray. The vehicle continued on several streets and eventually drove into a yard on Kirkwood Drive, where the driver exited the vehicle and fled on foot.

Later, deputies conducted a traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle seen in the area. They determined that the driver of the first vehicle had asked this driver to come and pick him up. Calloway County Sheriff's deputies, working with Murray Police and Kentucky State Police, began a house to house search in the 1300 block of Peggy Ann Drive.

The suspect, Vencie E. Bell, was found by a Murray Police officer and taken into custody by Sheriff Steger.

Bell was charged with two counts of first degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, first degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle and on foot, giving an officer false identifying information, reckless driving, operating a vehicle on a suspended operator's license, speeding 26 mph or greater in a restricted zone, and five counts of disregarding a stop sign. 

Published 09:15 PM, Monday Jan. 07, 2019
Updated 05:44 AM, Wednesday Jan. 09, 2019

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