At approximately 10:20 p.m., Officer Mathew Riddle observed a white Pontiac Grand Am leaving Crop Production Services on Hopkinsville Road. Knowing the business was closed, Officer Riddle attempted to stop the vehicle, which accelerated westbound on U.S. 68 and continued at a high rate of speed.
The vehicle continued westbound on U.S. 68 into Canton, where Sgt. Richard Martin joined the pursuit. The fleeing vehicle led police into Aurora and onto Kentucky Highway 80, where it then exited onto a series of back roads and gravel roads.
Officers discontinued the pursuit due to public safety concerns.
No officers were injured during the pursuit. Sgt. Martin’s vehicle sustained minor damage due to the terrain of one of the gravel roads.
Further investigation at Crop Production Services by officers uncovered a 100-pound propane tank on the property that was likely going to be used to siphon anhydrous ammonia from one of their tanks.
The case is still under active investigation in cooperation with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department.
Other agencies that assisted the CPD were the Trigg County Sheriff’s Office, Kentucky State Police, U.S. Forest Service, and Marshall County Sheriff’s Department.
If you have any information on the suspect, please contact the Cadiz Police Department.