Police LightCENTRAL CITY, Ky. (2/25/20) — A weekend pursuit across Muhlenberg County led to the arrests of a Graham man and Owensboro woman.

Central City Police Department reported Officer Justin Dockery, who had received information related to a possible vehicle theft was on patrol late Sunday night. The officer attempted to make a traffic stop 10:36 p.m. along South Second Street that matched the vehicle description.

The driver, identified as Robert Hansler, 46 of Graham, chose not to stop, and instead “traveled at a high rate of speed southbound on South Second Street,” according to the report.

CCPD Assistant Chief Jason Lindsey joined the pursuit of the 2001 Dodge Durango that led them onto Cleaton Cutoff Road, then through the city of Greenville and into Graham via Kentucky 601.

“The vehicle attempted to elude police through a series of gravel roads,” before heading westbound onto Kentucky 70-W, CCPD wrote. The driver continued along Kentucky 175-N and back toward Graham via Kentucky 175-N.

After about a mile, the vehicle left the highway and traveled along a series of gravel roads before striking a tree and becoming disabled, CCPD reported. Hansler and his passenger, listed as Renea Stevenson, 29 of Owensboro, were arrested following a brief foot pursuit.

Hansler was charged with theft by unlawful taking-automobile, two counts of first-degree fleeing police, first-degree wanton endangerment (police officer), first-degree criminal mischief, first-degree wanton endangerment, reckless driving, public intoxication and tampering with physical evidence.

Stevenson was served an outstanding warrant on the charges of parole violation and first-degree promoting contraband.

Several additional charges are pending for Hansler and Stevenson, CCPD indicated. Muhlenberg County Sheriff’s Office, Greenville Police Department and Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office assisted.

Both were listed as being held in Muhlenberg County Jail today, pending bond.

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