Paducah man arrested after leading police on chase | Crime
PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - A Paducah man was arrested Friday, August 17 after leading police on a brief pursuit and causing the lock-down of two Paducah schools.
Luther D. Robinson, 21, was arrested at 2:17 p.m. on Buckner Lane near Clark Elementary School and faces two charges of fleeing and evading police - on foot and in a vehicle, trafficking in a controlled substance (cocaine), trafficking in a simulated controlled substance, possession of marijuana and driving with a suspended license. He was also served a McCracken County warrant charging him with felony theft by unlawful taking.
An officer was following Robinson for the Drug and Vice Enforcement officers, who were looking to arrest him on drug charges. According to the Paducah Police Department, earlier this week, DAVE officers bought cocaine and a simulated substance that Robinson had represented as cocaine during an undercover investigation.
The police department says Robinson apparently spotted the officer and sped away, down 25th Street and onto Broadway, heading west onto Buckner Lane.
The officer followed Robinson and saw him turn into Ridgewood Drive, pull into a driveway and jump out of his car. The officer then chased Robinson on foot before losing sight of him.
Police say officers began setting up a perimeter around the neighborhood, and both Clark Elementary and Paducah Middle School were notified to lock their doors. A few minutes later, police say an officer spotted Robinson crossing Buckner Lane just west of Immanuel Baptist Church.
Police say another officer with his K-9 arrived at that moment and released the dog. They say Robinson saw the dog chasing him and laid down on the ground and surrendered.
According to police, Robinson was taken to Western Baptist Hospital for treatment of a sprained ankle, sustained while he was running from police. They say he did not receive any injuries from the dog.
Robinson was booked into the McCracken County Regional Jail.
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