Paducah woman charged with leading police on chase in stolen car

A Paducah woman is facing numerous charges after leading police on a chase in a stolen car.

On Tuesday around 2:47 p.m., McCracken County Sheriff deputies saw a car they believed was involved in a theft at Rural King Monday evening.

Detectives ran the plates and learned that the car had been reported stolen out of Livingston County. 

They attempted to stop the car near the intersection of South 8th and Adams Streets in Paducah.

The car fled and detectives pursued.

Near the intersection of Washington and Walter Jetton Boulevard a passenger exited the car. He was detained by a detective.

The car continued on Washington Street, drove into the parking lot of VMV Railroad, and through a lock gate.

The driver then drove through a grassy area and lost control of the car, crashing it into a large pile of wooden pallets.

The driver, 41-year-old Jennifer Stacy of Paducah, was arrested.

Inside the car, detectives found a crack cocaine smoking pipe with cocaine reside, synthetic marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.

Stacy was charged with:
– 1st degree fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle)
– 1st degree criminal mischief (damage to VMV property)
– receiving stolen property under $10,000 (stolen vehicle)
– possession of cocaine
– possession of synthetic drug and drug paraphernalia 

She was also charged with an outstanding warrant from McCracken County for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle where she allegedly test drove a vehicle from a car dealer and failed to return it.

Stacy was taken to the McCracken County Regional Jail.

The passenger was interviewed and later released.

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