Two Leitchfield residents were arrested after allegedly stealing a car on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 28.
At 1:19 p.m. on Wednesday, Leitchfield Police Officer Greg Whobrey was flagged down by a male subject at 105 North English St. in Leitchfield, according to Leitchfield Police Department (LPD) Detective Kevin Smith.
The subject told Whobrey that his vehicle, a 2006 Ford Fusion, had been stolen from the Save-A-Lot parking lot, Smith said.
“I immediately gave the description of the vehicle to dispatch,” said Whobrey.
Two minutes later, Grayson County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) Sergeant Jarrod Mudd, who was travelling in the opposite direction, passed the stolen Ford travelling at high rate of speed near Scotty’s Contracting & Stone on Highway 54, Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins said.
Mudd caught up to the Ford passing Concord Road in Falls of Rough and pursued it to Short Creek, where GCSO Chief Deputy Corey Knochel had maneuvered his cruiser in front of the Ford’s path of travel, according to Chaffins.
“[The driver] made the smart decision and stopped,” said Chaffins.
The Ford was driven by 31-year-old Christopher J. Woosley, of Leitchfield, and also occupied by his wife, 26-year-old Amanda G. (McClure) Woosley, of Leitchfield, both of whom had felony warrants out of Bullitt County for Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, 1st Degree (Heroin) and other charges, as well as several bench warrants out of Grayson County, Chaffins said.
Both were arrested without further incident and charged by law enforcement, served warrants by the GCSO, and lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center, according to Chaffins.
Chaffins said no injuries or property damages were reported as a result of the theft; however, Mudd charged Christopher Woosley with Wanton Endangerment, 1st Degree, for nearly striking someone crossing the road on Highway 54, as well as Speeding and Reckless Driving.
The Ford was returned to its owner undamaged, Smith said.
The LPD is investigating the theft of the Ford, which occurred within the city, and, as of press time, charges were pending against the suspects in relation to the theft.
Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.