PADUCAH, Ky. (News First) — A dramatic police chase through the streets of Paducah ended in the arrest of a local man after deputies successfully deployed a pursuit intervention technique.

A deputy from the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office spotted a 2001 GMC Sierra, reported stolen by the Paducah Police Department, parked at Kroger on Park Avenue. When the deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver fled, nearly colliding head-on with another deputy arriving to assist.

The suspect, identified as Justus White, 20, of Paducah, led officers on a high-speed pursuit down Park Avenue and onto H.C. Mathis Drive before turning east on N. 14th Street. The chase concluded when a deputy executed a low-speed PIT maneuver, forcing the truck to stop.

White was taken into custody without further incident and lodged at the McCracken County Regional Jail. He faces multiple charges including:

  • Speeding 26 mph over the limit
  • Reckless driving
  • First-degree fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle)
  • First-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer
  • First-degree criminal mischief
  • Operating a vehicle without a license
  • Disregarding a traffic control device
  • Receiving stolen property valued between $1,000 and $10,000

The Paducah Police Department, Lent’s Towing, and Jason’s Collision Center assisted in the incident.