Voice Staff Report
McCreary County Sheriff Randy Waters reported a two state high speed chase occurring November 4, 2021 that traveled north on US Hwy 27 from Scott County Tennessee, through McCreary County and finally coming to a stop in Burnside, KY. Deputy Aaron Tucker was on duty when the alert from Tennessee came into the McCreary 911 Center.
Scott County dispatch advised McCreary 911 that officers were in pursuit and attempting to stop a Hyundai Sonata for the speed of the vehicle and reports of theft of catalytic converters. Scott County officers ended their pursuit and advised McCreary units to watch for it.
Deputy Tucker responded and observed the vehicle, moving radar showed a speed of 100/55 mph. Deputy Tucker initiated lights and siren to signal the vehicle to stop. The vehicle gained speed and reached a maximum speed of 133/55 mph as it continued through McCreary County into Pulaski County. At times the speeding vehicle turned off all lights including park lights and headlights.
Officers responding from different agencies deployed a safe tire spike strip which was successful. The Hyundai Sonata continued north on US Hwy 27 passing Racetrack Road in Burnside where the vehicle failed to make a right hand turn, hit a guard rail and the rock wall before coming to rest in the middle of Hwy 27 just before the entrance to Burnside Island.
Inside the vehicle were several catalytic converters and a saw saw hand tool with replacement blades. The New Hampshire registration plate came back as a reported stolen registration plate. Both occupants of the vehicle were taken by Somerset EMS to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital for treatment.
Candice N. Monk, age 28, of Toledo, Ohio was taken into custody by Deputy Tucker after receiving medical treatment and charged with Fleeing or evading police, 1st degree (motor vehicle); Receiving stolen property $1000 < $10,000; Theft of motor vehicle registration plate; Wanton Endangerment – 1st degree – police officer; Speeding 26 mph or > speed limit; Reckless driving; Improperly on left side of road; Failure to illuminate head lamps; Failure to or improper signal; Operating motor vehicle under the influence substance – 1st; Criminal littering; Possession of Burglary tools; Failure to wear seat belts. Ms. Monk was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.
Arthur Edward Briner, age 27, of Toledo, Ohio was transported from LCRH to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for medical treatment. Briner was cited for Receiving stolen property $1000 < $10,000; Theft of motor vehicle registration plate; Criminal littering; Public intoxication-controlled substance (excludes alcohol); Possession of Burglary Tools. The McCreary County Sheriff’s Office is in charge of the investigation.