Police arrest man for stealing Huntington police cruiser

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Huntington Police said a man is in custody for allegedly stealing a police cruiser and leading officers on a pursuit through Ohio and Kentucky.

Officers said Rodney Sears, 36, stole a marked Huntington police cruiser from the department’s headquarters in the 600 block of 10th Street at around 3 a.m. Tuesday.

Law enforcement spotted the vehicle in Lawrence County, Ohio, not too long after it was taken. Officers said Sears began fleeing and led authorities on a chase into Kentucky.

Sears was taken into custody along Interstate 64 near Morehead. He’s charged in Rowan County, Ky., with attempted murder of an officer, receiving stolen property, fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest and criminal mischief.

No injuries were reported.





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