McLean County Man Arrested After Striking Deputy With Motorcycle: KSP

According to Kentucky State Police, a McLean County man was arrested on Tuesday after fleeing from a deputy on his motorcycle, before striking a second deputy with the vehicle.

Posted: Oct 20, 2020 4:58 PM
Updated: Oct 21, 2020 1:12 PM

According to Kentucky State Police (KSP), a 30-year-old McLean County man was arrested on Tuesday after leading a deputy on a chase, eventually striking another deputy with his vehicle.

Around 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning, KSP Post 2 Madisonville was notified by McLean County Dispatch of a pursuit, where a McLean County Deputy was chasing a subject on a black motorcyle.

According to KSP, the pursuit was heading into Muhlenberg County. They say Troopers joined the pursuit just outside of Powderly.

KSP says the pursuit continued south on KY189 into Christian County, and ended on Old Madisonville Road after the subject's motorcycle struck a Christian County Deputy.

The operator of the motorcycle was identified as 30-year-old William Grant Cheatham of Island, Kentucky, and was arrested without further incident.

KSP says the deputy who was struck by Cheatham's motorcycle was taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart Medical Center where he was treated and released.

Cheatham was lodged into the Christian County Detention Center where he was charged with the following by KSP:

  • Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle)
  • Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree
  • Assault 2nd Degree- Police Officer
  • Speeding 26 MPH or > Speed Limit
  • Reckless Driving
  • Resisting Arrest

KSP says that Cheatham was also charged by the McLean County Sheriff’s Department.



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