Two Facing Multiple Felonies After Pursuit, Vehicle Recovered
Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
A short pursuit in Warren County has resulted in the arrest of two individuals and the recovery of a stolen vehicle from the Wingfield community, according to the Warren County and Edmonson County Sheriff's Offices.
Early on New Year's Day, a Warren County deputy reported that he noticed a vehicle at the Lonnie White Boat Ramp before 8am, according to a press release. As the deputy turned into the boat ramp parking area, the vehicle sped away on Barren River Road. According to officials, the vehicle failed to stop when the deputy activated his emergency lights and a short pursuit began.
Deputies discovered the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Edmonson County and was eventually stopped with assistance from Bowling Green Police and Kentucky State Police. According to the release, the driver was identified as Joseph Raby (36) of Bowling Green, who was arrested without incident; however, Mya Bailey (40), also of Bowling Green, was taken into custody by KSP after an attempt to flee the vehicle, according to officials.
Both were arrested and lodged in the Warren County Jail. The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office confirmed the vehicle had been reported stolen by Ms. Barbara Buchannan in Wingfield a few days ago.
Raby was charged with speeding 15 mph over the limit, reckless driving, operating on a suspended license, driving under the influence-aggravated circumstance-first-degree, fleeing and evading police (motor vehicle) first degree, Wanton endangerment-police officer (18 counts), theft by unlawful taking or disposition (automobile, $500 or more-under $10,000), tampering with physical evidence, Possession of a controlled substance (meth, first degree) drug paraphernalia- buy/possess, and criminal mischief-first degree.
Bailey was charged with receiving stolen property under $10,000, tampering with physical evidence, possession of a controlled substance-first degree- third or more offense; drug paraphernalia-buy/possess, and public intoxication.