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Man involved in pursuit with local authorities extradited back to Union Co.

Man involved in pursuit with local authorities extradited back to Union Co.

Bill Stephens

August 25th, 2016


A teen that was pursued from Morganfield into Illinois during a high speed chase with local authorities has been extradited back to Union County to face multiple charges.

18 year old Nicholas Page, of Enfield, KY, was lodged in the Union County Jail around 4:00 p.m. Wednesday for two counts of first degree wanton endangerment, first degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, two counts of fleeing and evading police in a motor vehicle, and two lesser offenses.

According to the warrants, the charges stem from June 26, 2016 when Morganfield Police Officer Eric McCallister tried to stop a vehicle around 11:45 a.m. in front of the Union County Shopping Center, but the vehicle fled east onto the US 60 Bypass at a high rate of speed in excess of 105 mph. After Officer McCallister requested assistance, Union County Sheriff’s Deputy Tracy Steinhoff joined in the pursuit at the Bypass and KY 3393. The pursuit continued at a high rate of speed onto KY 56 West and into Illinois where Page then turned onto New Shawneetown Road where authorities lost sight of it momentarily until the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office found it in a cornfield on Shawnee Hills Road unoccupied.

The warrant says through joint efforts between Illinois and Union County the driver and two passengers were identified. Officer McCallister reportedly was able to confirm the identity of the subjects after getting photos of the driver from video footage from Wal-Mart in Morganfield.

Nicholas Page

(Image: Union Co. Detention Center)

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