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Two Arrested in Drakesboro After Leading State Troopers on Chase

Two Muhlenberg County residents were arrested Tuesday afternoon after Kentucky State Police says they led Troopers on a chase.

Posted: Feb 3, 2021 12:52 PM

Two people were arrested on Tuesday after Kentucky State Police Troopers say a traffic stop turned into a pursuit.

According to KSP, the incident began on Tuesday around 2:00 p.m., when Trooper Curtis Crick saw a 1996 Ford Explorer traveling southbound on KY 181.

Trooper Crick said he saw 29-year-old Justin Wells driving the vehicle, and his passenger, 39-year-old Tanikia Adler, both of Drakesboro. According to KSP, Wells was known to have a suspended operator’s license and active arrest warrants for Failure to Appear.

It was then that Trooper Crick activated his emergency lights to perform a traffic stop, but KSP says Wells failed to stop and began to flee on Gordon Lucas Road before driving through a field.

Wells' vehicle was later located on Carver Mill Road, but KSP says the vehicle had been abandoned.

As the investigation continued, Trooper Crick, now joined by Muhlenberg County Deputy Derrick Moore, made their way to a home on KY 2270 East, where Wells and Adler were both located and arrested.

Wells was lodged in the Muhlenberg County Detention Center, where he was charged with:

  • Operating on Suspended or Revoked Operator’s License
  • Fleeing or Evading Police, 2nd Degree (Motor Vehicle)
  • Fleeing or Evading Police, 2nd Degree (On Foot); Resisting Arrest.

Wells was also served two Muhlenberg County arrest warrants for Failure to Appear.

Adler was also lodged in the Muhlenberg County Detention Center where she was charged with Fleeing or Evading Police, 2nd Degree (On Foot).

A mugshot was not available for Adler at the time of this post.


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