One Person Arrested; Schools Put on Lockdown During Pursuit of Vehicle in Kenton

Posted on November 3, 2021

One person is facing felony charges after an incident this (Wednesday) afternoon that ended near the Kenton Middle School.

According to information at the scene, a Hardin County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to stop a car for a turn signal violation, but the driver refused to stop.

A pursuit was initiated that ended after the vehicle traveled through the field on the north side of the Middle School.

The vehicle ended up striking the ticket booth located on the northwest side of Robinson Field and came to rest after striking a house in the 700 block of Summit Street.

A passenger in the car is said to have jumped out of the vehicle while it was on the school property and received minor injuries.

The driver was transported to Hardin Memorial Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

No one in the house was injured.

The vehicle used is believed to have been stolen.

The driver is facing felony charges of possessing stolen property and fleeing and eluding.

The schools were put on lockdown until the pursuit and arrest of the driver were completed.

The incident remains under investigation.

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