Two arrested after pursuit of stolen vehicle

Two people in a stolen vehicle were arrested following a high-speed pursuit that ended on Walnut Street in Hopkinsville Thursday afternoon.

Hopkinsville police responded to the I-24 Marathon gas station for a welfare check of a female and an arrest citation says 25-year old Johnney McKinney of Dawson Springs drove around the police cruiser to leave the scene at a high rate of speed when the officer attempted to make a traffic stop to check on his passenger.

McKinney allegedly took I-24 West and reached speeds of 100 mph before taking the Pennyrile Parkway and heading into Hopkinsville. He made his way to Fort Campbell Boulevard and ditched the vehicle at Walnut and East 21st Street.

His passenger, 24-year old Sarah Wring of Princeton, also fled the vehicle and both suspects were located in the area—McKinney walking and Wring in a wood line.

A computer check showed the vehicle was reported stolen on April 13 and Wring reportedly admitted she was aware it was stolen.

McKinney was arrested for receiving stolen property, wanton endangerment, driving with a suspended license, tampering with evidence and fleeing or evading police.

Wring was charged with complicity to receiving stolen property and falsely reporting an incident for a 911 call she allegedly made.

The Christian County Sheriff’s Department and Kentucky State Police assisted in the pursuit.