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KSP investigating robbery, car theft, and multi-county chase

Suspect charged in Marshall County with First Degree Robbery, Receiving Stolen Property ($10,000 or more), First Degree Criminal Mischief, First Degree Fleeing or Evading Police in a Motor Vehicle, Third Degree Assault on a Police Officer, Reckless Driving, First Degree Wanton Endangerment of a Police Officer, Second Degree Wanton Endangerment, Driving on a DUI Suspended License (2nd Offense), and Fugitive from Another State.
Note: Charges/allegations are not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by law enforcement is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceeding.

By Senior Trooper Jody Cash, Public Information Officer
Kentucky State Police, Post 1, Mayfield, KY,

MARSHALL COUNTY TO CALDWELL COUNTY, KY (November 9, 2017) - Kentucky State Police have arrested a man following a robbery, motor vehicle theft, and multi-county pursuit. At approximately 1:00 p.m., McCracken County Deputy Sheriff Roger Simon contacted KSP Post 1 to report a red car traveling eastbound at a high rate of speed on Interstate 24 in Marshall County. While on the phone with KSP, Deputy Simon reported the car had wrecked.


Preliminary investigation has shown the red vehicle was a Chevrolet Cobalt being driven by James A. Booker, age 34, of Paducah, Kentucky. Booker was an inmate at Keeton Correctional Institution in Paducah and had walked off earlier in the day. At the scene of the collision in Marshall County, Booker assaulted Deputy Simon and stole the McCracken County police cruiser Deputy Simon had been driving.

A short time thereafter, a KSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer located the stolen cruiser eastbound on Interstate 24. A vehicle pursuit began at that time and continued into Caldwell County. Near the 75 mile marker of Interstate 69, the stolen police cruiser was involved in a single vehicle collision. James A. Booker was transported to Caldwell County Hospital for medical evaluation. He was later released from the hospital, arrested, and lodged in the Christian County Jail.

Booker was charged in Marshall County with First Degree Robbery, Receiving Stolen Property ($10,000 or more), First Degree Criminal Mischief, First Degree Fleeing or Evading Police in a Motor Vehicle, Third Degree Assault on a Police Officer, Reckless Driving, First Degree Wanton Endangerment of a Police Officer, Second Degree Wanton Endangerment, Driving on a DUI Suspended License (2nd Offense), and Fugitive from Another State.

Booker was charged in Caldwell County with First Degree Fleeing or Evading Police in a Motor Vehicle, Four Counts of First Degree Wanton Endangerment, First Degree Criminal Mischief, Speeding, Reckless Driving, and Operating on a Suspended License.

Paducah Police Department is investigating the theft of the red Chevrolet Cobalt.

The Kentucky State Police were assisted by multiple law enforcement agencies in Marshall, Lyon, and Caldwell Counties.

The investigation is continuing by Trooper Donald Bowman. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police Post 1 at 270-856-3721 or anonymously at 1-800-222-5555. Citizens may also report tips anonymously through the KSP app. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.



This story was posted on 2017-11-09 19:07:20
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