Laurel County Juvenile Joyride Ends in Multiple Arrests

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A 16-year-old male juvenile was arrested on Tuesday afternoon at approximately 12:35 PM. The arrest occurred on KY 312 after a Laurel County Deputy was dispatched to search for a Harley Davidson motorcycle reported as stolen from a business parking lot near Gordon Hill in Corbin.

Corbin City Police dispatched information regarding the case to the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Deputy who was dispatched observed the motorcycle traveling Northbound on Highway 312, and activated his lights and siren to initiate a traffic stop.

Reportedly, the vehicle failed to stop and continued approximately 7 miles, passing cars on hilltops and blind curves. A passenger on the motorcycle, later identified as 18-year-old Dalton L. Reid, was allegedly observed urging the driver to speed up and go faster.

According to the citation, the juvenile suspect slowed his rate of speed to allow Reid to dismount from the vehicle. At this time, authorities were able to take custody of both subjects.

The 16-year-old male juvenile was charged with Receiving Stolen Property Under $10,000, 1st Degree Fleeing or Evading Police, Reckless Driving, and 1st Degree Wanton Endangerment. This individual was detained by court order at the Breathitt County Juvenile Detention Facility.

Dalton Reid was also arrested and charged with Receiving Stolen Property Under $10,000 and 1st Degree Fleeing or Evading Police. Reid was lodged in the Whitley County Detention Facility.