Vehicle Pursuit in Muhlenberg County
Date of News Release: 8/22/2017
Drakesboro, KY.(August 19, 2017) – A pursuit initiated by the Kentucky State Police resulted in the arrest of a Drakesboro man.
On August 19, 2017, at 4:05 P.M., Trooper Jacob Fortney attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a 1992 Chevrolet S10 on State Route 2270. Tpr. Fortney identified the operator as Nickolas Clay Walker, who was known to have active felony warrants.
The vehicle accelerated across US Highway 431 South and continued east bound on State Route 2270 East. The vehicle then turned onto Mudd River Union Road. The vehicle exited the roadway on Forrest Oak Church Road where Kentucky State Police Troopers and Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Deputies lost sight of the vehicle. The vehicle was located shortly thereafter at a residence on Kentucky 70 East. At this time Mr. Walker, age 20 of Drakesboro, was taken into custody without further incident.
Mr. Walker was lodged in the Muhlenberg County Detention Center on the following charges:
- Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree Motor Vehicle
- Reckless Driving
- Disregarding Stop Sign
- Wanton Endangerment 2nd Degree
- Resisting Arrest
The Kentucky State Police was assisted by the Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Department.
KSP has a toll-free number (1-800-222-5555) that citizens can call to confidentially report impaired drivers or criminal activity. They can also download the free KSP mobile phone app. The app provides quick, direct access to KSP including weather, road and traffic information as well as text, voice and photo tip capabilities to report criminal behavior. The app is available for iPhone, iPad and Android applications and can be easily downloaded free of charge through Apple and Google Play stores.