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KSP: Casey co. pursuit ends in arrest

By Trooper Jonathan Houk

Liberty, KY - Kentucky State Police (KSP) was involved in a vehicle pursuit which ended in the arrest of one individual.

On Saturday, July 9, 2022, at approximately 2:14pmET, a KSP Trooper performed a traffic stop on a 2007 Ford Edge on KY 70, west of Bethelridge, in Casey County for a traffic violation. Shortly after making contact with the operator, the vehicle sped away from the Trooper. The Trooper returned to his patrol vehicle and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit continued until the vehicle ran out of fuel on KY 328 in Lincoln County. Upon termination of the pursuit, the suspect was taken into custody.

Tabatha L. Baker, age 52 of Eubank, was charged with the following:
  • Operating on Suspended Operator's License
  • Fleeing or Evading Police - 1st Degree (Police Officer)
  • Wanton Endangerment - 1st Degree
  • Possession of Controlled Substance - 1st Degree (Methamphetamine)
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Operating Motor Vehicle Under the Influence - 2nd Degree
  • And several other traffic violations
Baker was taken to the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital by EMS as a precautionary measure and later lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center.

The case remains under investigation by Trooper Billy Begley. Tpr. Begley was assisted by other KSP Troopers as well as the Casey County Sheriff's Office, Liberty Police Department, and Lincoln County EMS.

This story was posted on 2022-07-10 11:12:05
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