NEW CONCORD — The Calloway County Sheriff’s Office said one arrest was made Monday following a high-speed pursuit that originated in Henry County, Tennessee.
In a news release, Calloway County Sheriff Sam Steger said CCSO was notified by the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at about 7:45 p.m.. Monday that a Henry deputy was in pursuit of a Mercedes Benz two-door car on TN 119 that was coming into Calloway County where the highway became KY 121 South. Deputies from CCSO were dispatched to the area.
As the Henry deputy continued his pursuit, the Mercedes moved onto Cypress Trail, then Valentine Road, heading toward the Hamlin community, Steger said. CCSO Deputy Troy Doss was on Carlson Road when the pursuit passed him heading toward Dunbar Road, while CCSO Deputy Brandon Winebarger partially blocked Beat Farmer Road in an attempt to stop the Mercedes.
Steger said the Mercedes then continued past him with the Henry deputy still in pursuit, and Winebarger was eventually able to catch up to the pursuit as it turned onto Blood River Road and headed south. The order was then given by the off-duty CCSO supervisor to perform a pursuit intervention technique (known in law enforcement circles as a PIT Maneuver) if the opportunity presented itself, which it did after Winebarger took the lead in the pursuit.
Steger said that as the suspect vehicle entered a left-hand turn on Blood River and had to slow below 35 mph, Winebarger was able to safely execute the PIT Maneuver, resulting in the Mercedes coming to rest facing north. Henry Sgt. Blake Jenkins then boxed in the vehicle with his cruiser and, after the suspect ignored all commands issued, was removed from the vehicle and taken into custody, Steger said.
He said the suspect was later identified as Molly Armour of New Concord. It was later determined that Armour was wanted on two Stewart County, Tennessee warrants and others from Chester County, Tennessee. Armour was taken to the Calloway County Jail.
Armour is charged with fleeing and evading police in the first degree, wanton endangerment in the first degree, operating a motor vehicle while on a suspended license, failure of non-owner to maintain required insurance and several other charges. Steger said Henry County also has charges pending.
No one was injured in the pursuit. Individuals facing charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.