LYON Co (News First) – Just after 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Kentucky State Police (KSP) dispatch received a report of a robbery at Lee S. Jones Park just south of Eddyville. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office and Eddyville Police Department responded, discovering a female victim who had come to the park to walk her dog. According to reports, a van pulled alongside her parked vehicle, and a passenger exited, breaking her window, stealing her purse, and fleeing the park.

Sheriff Brent White obtained witness descriptions of the suspects and the vehicle, which were relayed to KSP dispatch and broadcasted to area law enforcement. Shortly after, a KSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (CVE) officer spotted the suspect vehicle on I-24 in Lyon County. The vehicle was later stopped in Marshall County. During the attempted detainment of the driver, a passenger switched seats and fled in the vehicle, while the original driver escaped on foot.

A lengthy vehicle pursuit involving KSP and local law enforcement spanned multiple counties, concluding at the LBL National Recreation Area in Trigg County. There, Jermal Davis (27) of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, was apprehended after a foot pursuit with the assistance of the Stewart County (TN) Sheriff’s Office K-9 team. Authorities recovered the suspect vehicle and evidence linking the individuals to the Lyon County incident.

At approximately 7:49 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office, KSP, and Lyon County EMS responded to a 9-1-1 call regarding an unconscious person on the side of I-24 near the Cumberland River bridge in Lyon County. The individual was identified as Jovon D. Moss (34) of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, the original driver who fled from the traffic stop in Marshall County. He was arrested without further incident.

Both Davis and Moss face charges including Complicity to Burglary-3rd Degree, Criminal Mischief-1st Degree, Theft by Unlawful Taking-Contents from Vehicle Over $500, and Possession of Burglary Tools. Additionally, KSP has charged both offenders with multiple offenses. They are currently lodged in the Crittenden County Detention Center.

The Sheriff’s Office expressed gratitude to KSP, ROCIC, and all law enforcement agencies that aided in Lyon, Livingston, Marshall, McCracken, Trigg, and Stewart Counties.