PADUCAH, Ky. — Deputies were dispatched to an unknown trouble call on Glenn Street at approximately 2:40 p.m. Wednesday. Dispatch advised that they could hear a male and female arguing.

Upon arrival, a McCracken County deputy approached the back door, prompting Darnell Richardson to flee. Richardson ignored multiple commands from law enforcement to stop.

Through investigation, deputies determined that Richardson fled after committing a domestic violence assault.

At around 6 p.m., deputies, assisted by the public and off-duty law enforcement, responded to a sighting of Richardson in the Bleich Road area. Richardson fled again but was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit involving the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office and the Paducah Police Department.

At the time of the initial pursuit, Richardson had active warrants from Kentucky and Tennessee. He faces several charges, including:

  • Fleeing/Evading (On Foot) 1st Degree
  • Fleeing/Evading (On Foot) 2nd Degree
  • Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree
  • Unlawful Imprisonment 1st Degree
  • Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree (2 counts)
  • Terroristic Threatening 3rd Degree
  • Menacing
  • Assault 4th Degree Domestic Violence (Minor Injury)
  • Fugitive (Warrant not Required)
  • Probation Violation (For Felony Offense)

The McCracken County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Paducah Police Department, Kentucky Probation and Parole, and numerous citizens in the Lone Oak area.