Benton, Ky. man arrested after police chase with young child
METROPOLIS, Ill. (KBSI) – A Benton, Ky. man faces several charges after Metropolis police say he drove away with his girlfriend’s young child inside a vehicle.
Scott T. Wolfe, 51, faces child abduction, child endangerment, DUI, reckless driving, theft of auto and domestic battery charges.
Metropolis officers were called to Thrive on E. 5th for a disturbance on April 18. Officers spoke with the victim who said she had been in an argument with her boyfriend, Scott T. Wolfe.
The victim told police Wolfe had been drinking and being aggressive and pulled her out of the vehicle scratching her arm. She told police Wolfe drove off with her four-year-old child inside. Wolfe was last seen heading toward the interstate. Emergency messages were sent out to Illinois and Kentucky authorities.
Metropolis, Massac County Sheriff’s deputies and Illinois State Police started setting up stake out positions. About 45 minutes later, a call came in on a reckless driver turning into Acee’s Truck Stop.
The Metropolis police chief was nearby and saw the vehicle they were looking for. Wolfe took off at a high rate of speed, according to Metropolis Police Department.
The chief blocked the access road and Wolfe stopped. As the police chief was exiting the squad, police say Wolfe drove around his squad and took off. Wolfe entered a parking lot of a hotel and was blocked in.
Wolfe was arrested. He was taken to the Massac County Detention Center.
The child was not hurt.