Mayfield teen arrested after leading deputies on chase

Max Davis

GRAVES COUNTY, KY — A Mayfield teen was arrested Wednesday after leading Graves County deputies on a chase.

Around 3:40 p.m., deputies tried to stop a car for speeding on State Route 121 North, just north of Mayfield.

The driver, 19-year-old Max Davis of Mayfield, didn’t stop and continue to drive at a high rate of speed.

Davis turned onto I-69 northbound then abruptly exited onto State Route 131. He didn’t stop at the stop sign and also caused a crash.

Davis then drove towards the intersection of State Route 131 and State Route 58 East, skidded through the parking lot of the West Mart gas station, and circled back to State Route 131.

While heading north on State Route 131, Davis ran several other cars off the road and attempted to crash with deputies.

In a final attempt to evade deputies, Davis pulled into a driveway on State Route 131, went through a yard, and became stuck in a ditch.

He was then arrested and taken to the Graves County Jail.

Davis has been charged with:

  • Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle)
  • Two Counts of Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree, Police Officer
  • Ten Counts of Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree
  • Reckless Driving
  • Speeding 18 MPH over the Limit
  • Disregarding a Stop Sign
  • Failure to or Improper Signal
  • Improper Passing
  • Criminal Mischief 1st Degree

Anyone who was forced off the road by Davis is asked to call Graves County Deputy Jerry Gore at 270-247-4501.