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A stolen pickup; assault with vehicle,
gunfire returned on Melson Ridge
KSP Post 15 Troopers arrest 60 year old Phillip Cape on multiple charges. Arrest on Melson Ridge Road in Southern Adair County ends wild spree which follows alleged theft of pickup truck,and, according to KSP Post 15, intentionally driving vehicle into attached porch at a residence on Melson Ridge Road and striking three people with the vehicle. One victim returned shotgun fire and wounded driver, who was later apprehended by Kentucky State Police, who were alerted following call to Adair 911, and airlifted to UK. Victims, Marcine Melson,60; Brandy Lawless, 30, and Irene Firkin, 63, were taken to Westlake Regional Hospital in Columbia, KY, for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. KSP Post 15 Detective Mike Durbree is investigating and more charges are expected.
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By TFC Billy Gregory, Public Affairs OfficerKentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY
Columbia, KY - The Kentucky State Police are currently investigating an incident that occurred Sunday, October 3, 2010, at approximately 2:15pmCT on Melson Ridge Road in Adair Co., KY.
60-year-old Phillip D. Cape was charged with Receiving Stolen Property over $10,000, DUI 2nd with aggravating circumstances, Resisting Arrest, Menacing and Driving on Suspended Operator's License.
Investigators learned that Cape, operating a stolen 1999 Ford pickup, had been to the residence of 60-year-old Marcine Melson.
While driving the truck, Cape intentionally drove through an attached porch of the residence and struck three persons:
When Troopers arrived on the scene, Cape was apprehended and treatment for his injuries sustained from the gunshot was administered by local EMS.
He was later airlifted to University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, KY.
The three victims struck by the vehicle were treated at the scene and transported to Westlake Regional Hospital in Columbia, Adair Co., KY, where they are being treated for non-life threatening injuries.The calls to Post 15 originated from the Adair County dispatch. Detective Mike Dubree is investigating and more charges are expected.
Story courtesy TFC William Gregory, Public Affairs Officer, Kentucky State Police Post 15, 1118 Jamestown ST, (at Exit 49, Louie B. Nunn Parkway), Columbia, KY. Kentucky State Police Post 15, Columbia, KY, covers the 11 counties of Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, Marion, Metcalfe, Monroe, Russell, Taylor and Washington.
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