Attempted theft of UTVs leads to Daviess County chase


DAVIESS CO. Ky. (WEHT) A notification on a cell phone shows an attempted theft of several vehicles from a John Deere dealership and leads to a chase in Daviess County.

The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office said deputies went to the Wright Implement on Carter Road after a report of a company vehicle being stolen from the back lot.

An employee told deputies he received an alert on his phone from security cameras showing a truck speeding out of the lot with two new Gators loaded to an attached trailer.

A deputy spotted the stolen truck on the Owensboro by-pass and started to pursued it until the suspect got off the by-pass turning onto Highway 144.

The sheriff’s office said the suspect, 41-year-old Robert Everly of Louisville, drove into oncoming traffic before turning into the yard of a home, driving through a wooden fence and into a soybean field.

The stolen truck became stuck, according to deputies the suspect eventually jumped out and ran.

Everly was later found hiding under the stolen truck.

Deputies said they found a clown mask, and a bag of tools allegedly used to cut the lock at Wright Implement.

Everly is charged with fleeing police in a motor vehicle, criminal mischief, possession of burglary tools, fleeing police on foot, speeding, and wanton endangerment.

The truck along with the Gator side by sides were turned back over to Wright Implement.

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(This story was originally published on October 22, 2019)

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