A Knox County man is facing more than a dozen charges — including wanton endangerment, receiving stolen property and theft — after fleeing from state police on a stolen all-terrain vehicle.
Allen Miller, 27, of the Hinkle community in Knox County, was arrested Tuesday after fleeing from a state police safety checkpoint on an ATV that turned out to be stolen, the Harlan KSP post said.
Troopers said the case began Tuesday with an investigation into a report of a car hauler being stolen from a home at Bimble, another Knox County community.
Meanwhile, troopers also had set up a traffic safety checkpoint nearby.
A man who matched the description of a suspect in the car-hauler theft approached the checkpoint riding a red Honda ATV, but then sped away without stopping.
Troopers said they soon located the ATV, which had been stolen from Rockcastle County. They said they also found Miller, who admitted taking the car hauler. It was located in London, they said.
Charges against Miller include two counts of fleeing police in a vehicle; two counts of fleeing on foot; first-degree wanton endangerment; three counts of wanton endangerment involving a police officer, resisting arrest, possessing a controlled substance, theft, and receiving stolen property.
He was lodged in the Knox County jail.
An investigation is continuing.