High speed chase ends in crash with 2 sheriff’s office vehicles

CALLOWAY COUNTY, Ky. (KBSI) – A man faces several charges after police say he led them on a high speed chase in Calloway County.

The Calloway County Sheriff’s Office was requested by Mayfield police on Sunday to visit a home on Wrather Road and try to make contact with Jacob Adkins who was wanted for questioning in reference to an incident that occurred in Mayfield.

Deputies responded to the area. Captain Richard Steen saw a maroon truck northbound on Airport Road traveling at 67 mile per hour in a 55 mph zone.

As the truck passed, he saw it matched the description of the truck the Mayfield Police Department was looking for.

An attempt to stop the vehicle was made. The vehicle sped up and continued north on Airport Road. After it crossed over Highway 80 it reached speeds of 100 mph and failed to yield, according to the Calloway County Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle made several turns in an attempt to elude police. At the intersection of Short and Wrather roads, the vehicle turned into a field.

Deputies continued the chase into the field. After going about a mile into the field the vehicle started turning in circles and collided with two sheriff’s vehicles, striking one-head on before stopping, according to the sheriff’s office.

The driver of the truck was confirmed to be Jacob Adkins. He faces charges of fleeing and evading 1st degree, wanton endangerment, assault 3rd degree, speeding, resisting arrest, driving DUI suspended 2nd offense, operating a motor vehicle without an interlock device, failure to wear seat belt, and disregarding stop sign.

Adkins was taken to the Calloway County Jail.

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