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Carjacking case resolved, three arrested Friday

Russell County Sheriffs Office, Russell Springs Police Department, Adair County Sheriffs Office and Kentucky State Police worked together in the apprehension Iowa suspects involved in a Russell Springs carjacking. The pursuit started off Old Sano Road and eventually led onto Bottoms Road and ultimately into Adair County.

By Mary Ellis


Following up on a carjacking case in Russell County earlier in the week, Friday afternoon, June 26, 2020 officials in Russell Springs, KY apprehended two suspects that had been previously jailed and a third suspect in a carjacking case from earlier in the week.

At approximately 12:41 Friday afternoon, Russell Springs Police Chief Joe Michael Irvin received a tip from the Russell County Jailer on the possible location of the fugitives from the pursuit and incident that occurred Wednesday evening on Melissa Drive.

Around 1:38pm Friday, Russell Springs Police Chief Irvin, attempted to conduct a traffic stop based upon the information provided by the Jailer.

This attempt lead to a lengthy pursuit by numerous officials, that ended at approximately 2:05pm, after continuing on past the end of West Sulphur Creek Road, through several fields, fences, creeks and ultimately through a barn, finally coming to rest at a tree.



The two individuals that had been previously arrested June 24th and released on the morning June 25th were arrested out of a U-Haul truck, Christopher Grady and Sascha Hunt from Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The suspect that successfully fled on foot on June 24th, was the driver of the U-Haul truck and again fled on foot after striking a tree. After a short foot pursuit, Daniel Muthig was taken into custody by officers and all three suspects were lodged in the Russell County Detention Center on numerous charges. They are currently being held on a $100,000 cash bond.


This story was posted on 2020-06-27 06:12:53
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