Pursuit in Casey County lands Eubank woman in jail

A vehicle pursuit on Saturday that began in neighboring Casey County ended in the arrest of a Eubank woman, according to Kentucky State Police.

Shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday, a KSP Trooper performed a traffic stop on a 2007 Ford Edge on KY 70, west of Bethelridge in Casey County for a traffic violation. Shortly after making contact with the driver, the vehicle fled. The trooper returned to his patrol vehicle and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit continued until the vehicle ran out of fuel on KY 328 in Lincoln County at which time the suspect was taken into custody.

Tabatha L. Baker, age 52, was charged with the following:

Operating on Suspended Operator’s License
Fleeing or Evading Police – 1st Degree (Police Officer)
Wanton Endangerment – 1st Degree
Possession of Controlled Substance – 1st Degree (Methamphetamine)
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Resisting Arrest
Operating Motor Vehicle Under the Influence – 2nd Degree
and several other traffic violations

Baker was taken to the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital by EMS as a precautionary measure and later lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center.

The case remains under investigation by Trooper Billy Begley. He was assisted by other KSP Troopers as well as the Casey County Sheriff’s Office, Liberty Police Department, and Lincoln County EMS.