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Wanted man flees on foot after crash

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By Landmark News Service

A Campbellsville man fled on foot after being involved in a vehicle accident in Lebanon on Monday, Aug. 12, triggering a three-hour manhunt.

Dameon Devine, 30, was involved in a three-car accident at the intersection near KFC/Taco Bell on West Main Street at approximately 3 p.m.

“The driver fled the scene before officers arrived,” said Lebanon Police Officer Tatum-Michael Gorley. “We worked with the Taylor County Sheriff’s Department who were receiving tips on his whereabouts. We located him three hours later. He had five active warrants for his arrest.”

Devine is currently facing charges for fleeing and evading on foot, reckless driving, buy/possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, leaving the scene of accident/failure to render aid or assistance, and failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance.

According to Officer Gorley, Devine allegedly pulled out into the intersection, turning in front of another vehicle and hitting it, which caused the second vehicle to crash into a third vehicle. Gorley said there was a juvenile in the vehicle with Devine during the accident.

“An adult female and an infant were transported by a personal vehicle to the hospital before officers arrived on the scene. There were no serious injuries,” said Officer Gorley.

Devine is currently housed at the Marion County Detention Center on $10,000 bond.

 

Emily LaForme

Landmark News Service