Kentucky State Police assist in Pursuit and Arrest of Harlan County Woman in Stolen Pickup

HYDEN, KY - The Leslie County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at approximately 3:00 A.M., Deputy Sheriff Shane Wilson received a stolen vehicle complaint from the Leslie County Dispatch.

It was reported that a female and male were in the Bear Branch area in a 1999 Chevy pickup. The male stopped to use the restroom at which time the female jumped over into the driver's seat and took off.

Deputy Wilson later observed this stolen vehicle in the Stinnett area and attempted to make a traffic stop.

The female refused to stop for Deputy Wilson and took off at a high rate of speed continuing towards Harlan County on U.S. 421. The female lead Deputy Wilson in a pursuit across the Harlan County line, onto HWY 221, then stopping on Bigelow Road at a residence where she jumped out and ran off on foot, after leaving the stolen vehicle in neutral which rolled back striking Deputy Wilson’s patrol unit causing damage to the unit.

Deputy Wilson gave chase to the female and was able to arrest her after a short foot pursuit.

Kentucky State Police from the Harlan Post assisted Deputy Wilson in the pursuit and arrest.

The female was arrested and identified as Destiny Mcmillon, 24, of Baxter, KY. She was transported to the Leslie County Detention Center.

Destiny Mcmillon was charged with:

  • Theft by unlawful taking (auto)
  • Fleeing or evading police 1st degree (motor vehicle)
  • Reckless driving
  • Fleeing or evading police 2nd degree (on foot)
  • Rear license not illuminated
  • Failure to or improper signal
  • Criminal mischief 1st degree
  • Criminal trespassing 3rd degree
  • Failure to wear seat belts

This individual was lodged the Leslie County Detention Center.

Photo of the accused is from the Leslie County Sheriff’s Office.


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