Owensboro Man Arrested After Pursuit in Daviess County

OWENSBORO, Ky. (December 27, 2020)—Just before 5pm, a Kentucky State Police trooper observed a 2006 Hyundai Sonata speeding on the US 60-Bypass in Daviess CountyThe trooper attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the Hyundai; however, the driver failed to comply. A pursuit was initiated and went for almost 40-minutes covering a variety of city and county roads.

When the fleeing driver turned onto Millers Mill Road near Spring Hill Drive, the trooper performed a legal intervention (a.k.a. pit maneuver) to disable the fleeing vehicle. The Hyundai lost control and stalled. Troopers were then able to surround the vehicle. The driver would not comply and made aggressive threats towards the officers. One trooper deployed her issued Taser which was successful in affecting the arrest.

The operator was identified as Garret L. Stone, 27 of Owensboro.  He was arrested and transported Daviess County Detention Center in Owensboro.

Mr. Stone was charged by Kentucky State Police with the following offenses:

1)      Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree-Police Officer

2)      Driving on DUI Suspended License

3)      Fleeing/Evading 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle)

4)      Driving Under the Influence 3rd-Aggrevated

5)      Improper Display of Registration Plates

6)      Speeding

7)      Possession of Methamphetamine

8)      Trafficking in Marijuana

9)      Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Stone was also served two warrants for Probation Violation and Theft by Deception,

(Other involved agencies may have charges on Stone relating to this incident)

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