Kentucky man charged with stealing deputy’s patrol vehicle
A Madisonville, Kentucky man was arrested after he allegedly stole two cars.
Kentucky State Police say 25-year-old Bobby Barber stole an Ohio County deputy’s patrol car in Ohio County Thursday.
KSP identified the deputy as Sgt. Chris Matthews. They say he shot Barber during a struggle inside Barber’s vehicle.
After crashing it, Barber stole another car and led police on a chase.
Police found Barber in the cellar of a home after they found the car abandoned in a field.
Barber was taken to a hospital in Evansville for treatment of a gunshot wound to the chest.
He was released and taken to the Henderson County Detention Center.
Barber has been charged with wanton endangerment of a police officer, fleeing/evading police, theft by unlawful taking, and burglary.