Man accused of stealing vehicles in multiple counties caught after he 'became stuck'

kward1@herald-leader.comApril 5, 2014 

A man suspected of stealing vehicles in multiple counties was arrested early Saturday after police say he got stuck in a purloined pickup while trying to flee from them.

Pulaski County sheriff's deputies went to a residence in the Nancy community looking for Randall W. Lawless, 40, of Liberty, but he fled in a truck that had been reported stolen from Casey County on Friday, according to a news release.

Lawless drove into a field and "became stuck in the soft dirt," so he surrendered to the deputies at 12:09 a.m.

He is also expected to be charged with fleeing and evading in connection with a stolen vehicle pursuit that began in Lincoln County and ended in Pulaski County on Thursday.

Lawless is wanted in several other vehicle thefts in Russell, Casey and Pulaski counties, the sheriff's office said.

Lawless is being held in the Pulaski County Detention Center on the following Pulaski County charges: receiving stolen property, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia (a syringe). In Casey County, he was sought on warrants for probation violations, first- and second-degree fleeing and evading police, being a persistent felony offender and failure to pay fines.

Karla Ward: (859) 231-3314. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety

Lexington Herald-Leader is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service