Paducah man faces multiple charges after two separate crashes

PADUCAH, Ky. (KBSI) – A Paducah man faces multiple counts of wanton endangerment and other charges after police say he caused a seven-vehicle crash Friday night and another crash Saturday.

Terrell Murdock, 26, of Fountain Avenue was arrested at 6:13 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4 on 10 counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid or assistance, menacing, reckless driving, disregarding a traffic control device and possession of marijuana. He was arrested at 10:40 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 5 on charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first-degree criminal mischief, trafficking in marijuana, possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), disregarding a traffic control device, reckless driving, failure to/improper signal, license to be in possession and failure to wear a seat belt.

The man arrested for causing a seven-vehicle crash Friday night was arrested again Saturday night following another crash, this time with a substantial amount of drugs in his vehicle. While the investigation into Friday’s incident is continuing, more information has become available.

Matthew Roberts told police he was involved in a “fender bender” with another vehicle about 6 p.m. Friday. He said the other driver left the scene and he followed. Roberts said the other driver, later identified as Murdock , stopped in the 2200 block of Monroe Street and got out of his car with a handgun. Roberts told police that Murdock fired a shot into the air, then got back into his car and left at a high rate of speed toward Park Avenue.

Roberts said he called 911, and followed Murdock onto Park Avenue. As they passed Kroger, the two vehicles sped past Capt. Troy Turner. As they approached 32nd Street, the two vehicles were involved in a crash with five other vehicles at the intersection.

Capt. Turner arrived within moments and saw Murdock running from the scene with a gun, according to the Paducah Police Department. Turner arrested Murdock.

A 47-year-old woman, a 64-year-old man and his grandsons, ages 7 and 5, sustained injuries and were taken to Baptist Health Paducah for treatment.

Murdock was booked into McCracken County Regional Jail. He later was released on $5,000 bond.

Around 10:35 p.m. Saturday night, Officer Will Hendrickson saw a vehicle speeding and running a red light at 28th and Jackson streets. Hendrickson pulled in behind the car and it attempted to turn onto South 27th Street. The car hit a stop sign and a McDonald’s drive-through sign.

Officer Hendrickson contacted the driver, who was identified as Terrell Murdock. As Hendrickson spoke with Murdock, he noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the car. Hendrickson searched the vehicle and found two plastic bags containing about 1.7 pounds of marijuana and three plastic bags containing more than 1,600 blue and pink pills, identified as Ecstasy, according to Paducah police. One bag of pills was found inside a black safe, along with cash totaling $997 and two grams of cocaine, according to police.

Murdock was arrested on charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first-degree criminal mischief, trafficking in marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, disregarding a traffic control device, reckless driving, failure to/improper signal, license to be in possession and failure to wear a seat belt. He was booked into McCracken County Regional Jail in lieu of $25,000 bond.

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