Man arrested after allegedly trying to get away from McCracken County deputies


Web Editor - Mason Stevenson

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. - A man faces charges after allegedly trying to get away from police.

The McCracken County Sheriff's Department charged 24-year-old Daniel P. Hartig with theft by unlawful taking from a vehicle, criminal trespassing, fleeing and evading, criminal mischief, operating on a DUI suspended license and tampering with physical evidence.

On Friday morning, deputies responded to Gholson Road after homeowner say they found a man in their vehicle.  The man drove away in a black Toyota Camry.  The homeowners tried to catch him, but failed.

Later, deputies received a tip that a black, Toyota Camry drove out of a ditch after wrecking and ended up at New Harvest Church on Old Hinkleville Road.

When deputies arrived, the driver, who they say turned out to be Hartig, ran away.  They followed him into a wheat field.  Before they arrested him, Hartig dropped something in the field.

While investigating, deputies learned the Camry Hartig was driving belonged to a friend in Ballard County.  He had it without permission.

Inside the Camry, deputies found a large amount of money.

After his arrest, deputies took Hartig to the McCracken County Jail.