Marion County man arrested following police chase

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Was captured on foot in Mannsville

By Leslie Moore




A Marion County man has been arrested and charged following a police chase that started in Bradfordsville and ended in a wooded area in Mannsville on Monday night.

Marion County Sheriff Jimmy Clements said a bench warrant had been issued for Ricky L. Garrett, 28, of St. Ann Street in Lebanon after he failed to appear for a probation revocation hearing.

Clements said Garrett was ordered in June to begin serving a three-year sentence for charges of selling a controlled substance, possession of cocaine, theft by unlawful taking and criminal mischief that dated back to 2010.

According to Taylor County Sheriff's Office report, Marion County sheriff's deputies attempted to stop the 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier that Garrett was driving in Bradfordsville at about 8 p.m. He refused to stop, however, and a chase ensued.

Campbellsville/Taylor County E-911 dispatchers told Taylor County Sheriff's deputies that the pursuit was entering Taylor County.

The report states that Garrett's vehicle struck a Marion County Sheriff vehicle and then crossed KY 70 in Mannsville. Garrett then abandoned his vehicle in a cornfield and fled on foot.

Taylor County Sheriff's deputies apprehended Garrett in a wooded area. Kentucky State Police also responded.

After his capture, Garrett complained of chest pain and Campbellsville/Taylor County EMS personnel treated him at the scene. Clements said no other injuries were reported.

After being treated, Garrett was transported to Marion County and lodged in the Marion County Detention Center.

Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton said his deputies had been working with the Marion County Sheriff's Office to locate Garrett for a few weeks.

Newton said that, in addition to the warrant, Garrett was being sought for questioning in some burglaries that occurred in Taylor and Marion counties.

Garrett was charged with first-degree fleeing and evading police and first-degree wanton endangerment.

Clements said an unidentified woman who was a passenger in Garrett's vehicle was cooperative with police and isn't expected to face any charges.