16 year old faces several charges after police say stolen vehicle caused crash

(Source: Benton, Ky. Police Department/Facebook)
(Source: Benton, Ky. Police Department/Facebook)

BENTON, Ky. (KBSI) – A 16 year old faces several charges after police say the teen stole a vehicle and caused a crash involving four vehicles, then ran away after escaping custody of the courts.

Benton Police Department, Benton Fire Department, Marshall County EMS, and Marshall County Sheriff’s Office responded to the intersection of W. 5th Street and Ash Street for a vehicle collision on Dec. 22 about 1:20 p.m.

The collision involved four vehicles with possible injuries. As officers arrived on scene, they discovered the driver of the vehicle that caused the crash ran away on foot.

The 16-year-old driver was arrested a few minutes later in a fielded area behind the old Dollar General store in Benton.

The suspect had just escaped the custody of the courts and then ran on foot to the area of Fivestar at 5th and Main Street.

While at Fivestar, the juvenile suspect stole a vehicle and headed West on W. 5th Street at a high rate of speed before running the red light at W. 5th and Ash Street and striking several vehicles, according to the Benton Police Department.

The 16 year old suspect faces charges of escape 3rd degree, resisting arrest, wanton endangerment 2nd degree (police officer),  theft by unlawful taking auto over $10,000, leaving the scene of accident with serious physical injury, leaving the scene of accident-failure to render aid, criminal mischief 3rd degree, wanton endangerment 2nd degree, fleeing or evading police 2nd degree (on foot) and fleeing or evading police 2nd degree (motor vehicle).

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