Female Suspect in Stolen Truck evades Police during Pursuit before Arrest on Fistrap Road in Clay County, Kentucky

MANCHESTER, KY (ClayCoNews) - The Clay County Sheriffs Office is reporting that on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at approximately 9:00 A.M., Clay County Sheriff K-9 Deputy Wes Brumley along with Sheriff Patrick Robinson and Deputy Paul Whitehead arrested April Ghent, 36 of South Highway 421.

The arrest occurred on Fistrap Road when units were dispatched out to a complaint of a stolen truck off of Skull Branch Road.

While attempting to locate the vehicle, Deputy Brumley made contact with April Ghent operating the stolen vehicle on South Highway 66. Deputy Brumley initiated his emergency lights at which time the vehicle accelerated.

Deputy Paul Whitehead located the vehicle abandoned on Fish Trap Road and April Ghent, 36 of South Highway 421 was located walking less than a half of mile from the vehicle.

April Ghent was charged with:

• Speeding 26 MPH or > Speed Limit
• Careless Driving
• Fleeing or Evading Police 2st Degree (Motor vehicle)
• TBUT or Disp- Firearm
• TBUT or Disp All Others $10,000 < $1,000,000
• Operating on Suspended or Revoked Operator License
• TBUT of Disp All Others $500 < $1,000

This individual was lodged in the Clay County Detention Center. 

Photo of accused is courtesy of the Clay County Detention Center. 


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