Police Release New Information About West End Pursuit

Just before midnight Sunday, a Kentucky State Trooper attempted to pull a vehicle over on Buckner Lane, but the driver wouldn’t stop. The vehicle crashed a short time later at Pines Road and Buckner Lane, and two men attempted to flee on foot. Kentucky State Police said the driver, 38-year-old Jonathan White, was taken into custody after a Taser was deployed. Paducah Police said a local resident reported a man fleeing through the area on foot. They pursued 26-year-old Damareon Prather into a wooded area near Pines Road and Whitney Drive, and he was found under a porch in a back yard. As the officers had Prather walk backward toward them, a handgun and bag of marijuana reportedly fell from his pants. Prather was arrested and charged with alcohol intoxication, fleeing or evading police on foot, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. White faces charges of DUI with aggravating circumstances, fleeing or evading police in a vehicle and on foot, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree 1st offense, and multiple traffic charges. Both men were taken to McCracken County Jail.

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