Wayne County Outlook …

Posted September 4, 2019 at 8:36 am

A local man was arrested early Saturday, August 24, after a series of events that began with a reckless driving complaint. Before Jonathan Dicken was arrested, police say that he was involved in a collision, allegedly stole a vehicle and fled police.

According to information released by the Monticello Police Department, the local 911 center received a call at approximately 1:45 a.m. Saturday that a Ford Taurus was traveling recklessly on KY 90 toward Monticello.

Police stated that a few minutes later they received a report of a collision in the downtown area involving two vehicles. One was an unoccupied, parked car.

Monticello Police Officer Jeremy Thompson arrived on the scene and discovered the vehicle that caused the collision had the same description as the DUI complaint and that the driver had fled on foot. A search for the driver ensured.

Approximately 15 minutes later, dispatchers received a call reporting that a 1967 Pontiac Firebird had just been stolen from a car lot at 670 South Main Street.

Thompson observed the stolen vehicle on Columbia Avenue, traveling south toward the downtown area and initiated a traffic stop.

The driver initially complied and stopped, but then accelerated, fleeing from police and nearly striking Deputy Jacob Vanover’s cruiser on South Main Street.

Police stated the driver lost control of the vehicle while attempting to make a turn onto Frisby Street.

The car spun out of control and stopped on a curb. Deputy Brent Rose apprehended Dicken, 33, after a brief foot pursuit.

Dicken was lodged in the Wayne County Detention Center on charges of leaving the scene of an accident, theft by unlawful taking (automobile), DUI and two counts of fleeing or evading police.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Adam Dodson also assisted in the pursuit and apprehension.