Manhunt ends, Crum in custody according to KSP


Web Editor - Mason Stevenson
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UPDATE (10:48 p.m.) – Kentucky State Police in Mayfield were informed by state troopers in Ashland Monday that Jonathan Crum is in custody.

Crum was wanted by state police after he was involved in an I-24 pursuit in McCracken County October 3.  He faces several felony charges as a result as well as other warrants.

The investigation continues by Kentucky State Police.

Earlier story:

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. - A manhunt continues in McCracken County, Kentucky following a high speed chase Thursday afternoon.

Authorities are looking for 27-year-old Jonathan Crum.

The chase happened around 1 p.m. on Interstate 24.

Kentucky State Police say a trooper tried to pull over a red Dodge Durango for speeding when the SUV took off. The trooper began to chase the vehicle with Paducah Police and McCracken County Sheriff's Department cruisers joining in.

As the chase approached the Old Mayfield Road overpass near mile marker 9, a deputy was placing stop strips across the road. The Durango hit the strips, causing damage to the tires. The SUV went off the right side of the road, through a fence and came to a stop.

Authorities say Crum bolted from the vehicle leaving three passengers inside. One passenger was arrested on a warrant.  The others were taken into custody for questioning.

Investigators say they also found drug paraphernalia in the Durango.

Paducah Police and McCracken County Sheriff K9s assisted in the search for Crum. So far, he's not been located.

Crum is described as standing 5'8" and weighing around 140 pounds. He was last seen wearing black shorts and tennis shoes with neon laces. He was not wearing a shirt.

Kentucky State Police urge residents in the area of Old Mayfield Road to keep an eye out for Crum. If he's spotted, call local law enforcement immediately.