KSP Pursuit Leads to Arrest of Belton Man


Belton, KY (Muhlenberg County) – The Kentucky State Police has charged a Belton man with numerous offenses after a pursuit.

On Monday, January 25, at approximately 5:18 p.m., Trooper Jacob Fortney conducted a traffic stop on a white 2005 Ford SUV on Beech Creek Browder Rd. While attempting to make contact with the operator of the vehicle, the vehicle fled from the scene. Trooper Fortney pursued the vehicle onto Merle Travis Highway and onto Dockins Rd. The vehicle exited the roadway into a field and continued to flee off road until it became stalled in the snow. The operator, Edward Young, then fled on foot. Young was apprehended without incident after a search of the area was conducted.

The operator, identified as Edward B. Young, 40, Belton, KY, was lodged in the Muhlenberg County Detention Center and charged with the following offenses by Tpr. Fortney:
1) Speeding 21 Over
2) Reckless Driving
3) Disregard Stop Sign x2
4) Improper Passing
5) Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree
6) Driving too Fast for Traffic Conditions
7) Failure to or Improper Signal
8) Fleeing Evading Police 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle)
9) Fleeing Evading Police 2nd Degree (on Foot)
10) Operating on Suspended or Revoked Operators License
11) Failure of Non Owner Operator to Maintain Required Insurance, 1st Offense
12) Resisting Arrest
13) Execution of a Parole Violation Warrant

The Greenville Police Department, the Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Department, and Troopers Sean Wint and Jonathan Johnson assisted.

KSP has a toll-free number (1-800-222-5555) that citizens can call to confidentially report impaired drivers or criminal activity. They can also download the free KSP mobile phone app. The app provides quick, direct access to KSP including weather, road and traffic information as well as text, voice and photo tip capabilities to report criminal behavior. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.

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