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Deputies chase vehicle fleeing through Graves Co., KY, catch driver in ditch

Deputies chase vehicle fleeing through Graves Co., KY, catch driver in ditch (GRAVES COUNTY SHERIFF'S JAIL).JPG
Deputies chase vehicle fleeing through Graves Co., KY, catch driver in ditch (GRAVES COUNTY SHERIFF'S JAIL)

January 10, 2019 at 10:58 AM CST - Updated January 10 at 1:06 PM

GRAVES COUNTY, KY (Heartland News at 9) - A short chase in Graves County, Kentucky left a driver with a long list of charges.

Graves County deputies said on Jan. 9 around 3:40 p.m. they went to stop a white Honda passenger car for a speeding violation on State Route 121 North, just north of Mayfield.

That’s when 19-year-old Max Davis, of Mayfield, ignored the deputy’s emergency lights and sirens and continued at a high rate of speed.

Davis is facing charges of fleeing or evading police (first-degree, motor vehicle), two counts of wanton endangerment (first-degree, police officer), ten counts of wanton endangerment (first-degree), reckless driving, speeding 18 mph over the speed limit, disregarding a stop sign, failure to or improper signal, improper passing and criminal mischief (first-degree).

Deputies followed Davis as he turned onto I-69 and proceeded northbound towards Marshall County. He then exited the Parkway onto State Route 131 and disregarded the stop sign, almost causing a crash at the intersection according to officials.

Traveling south toward the intersection of State Route 131 and State Route 58 East, Davis skidded through the parking lot of West Mart gas station, before circling back to State Route 131.

Deputies said while heading north on State Route 131, he ran several vehicles off of the road and attempted to cause a crash with deputies. Law enforcement agencies in the area were notified of the developing situation.

In a final attempt to evade deputies, Davis pulled into a driveway on State Route 131, traveled through the yard of a residence and became stuck in a ditch.

Davis was taken into custody at that time and he was lodged in the Graves County Jail.

The Graves County Sheriff’s Office is asking for anyone that was forced off of the road by Davis, to contact Deputy Jerry Gore at the Sheriff’s Office by calling 270-247-4501.