Saturday, Aug 23, 2014
Mt. Vernon Man Gives High Speed Chase in Stolen Truck
MT. VERNON -- A Mt. Vernon man is in custody after leading authorities on a high speed chase through Jefferson County.
Deputies say 22-year-old Callie Buchanan was driving a stolen truck when a Mt. Vernon police officer spotted him leaving the Dollar Store on 10th street around 9:30 a.m. yesterday. A short chase followed, but the officer was forced to stop because of the high speeds.
Buchanan was spotted again Interstate 57 and was eventually chased into a corn field, where the truck caught fire. He was arrested and now faces charges of Theft of a Motor Vehicle, Aggravated Fleeing and Alluding, and residential burglary.
Callie Buchanan, 22
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