Thursday, January 28, 2016

Tolu road ramming leads to arrest

A Livingston County man is jailed following an alleged assault with his vehicle on another motorist. The incident began in Tolu in Crittenden County then continued along Ky. 135 into Livingston County toward Carrsville.

According to Livingston County Sheriff's Department, John Chittenden Jr., 19, of Carrsville is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, a Class D felony, and first-degree criminal mischief, also a Class D felony.

The arrest stems from an incident that began in Crittenden County Wednesday. The victim, Tim Chittenden Jr., 20, of Paducah told investigators that he and John Chittenden became involved in an argument near Tolu.  Tim Chittenden left the location in his car at which time John Chittenden left in his pickup truck and is alleged to have started ramming Tim Chittenden's vehicle. Investigators say evidence at the scene suggests that Tim Chittenden's vehicle was rammed at dangerously high speeds. Several witnesses in the Carrsville area contacted Livingston County Central Dispatch to report the alleged assault.

John Chittenden was arrested without incident at his home then lodged in the McCracken County Jail.

Anyone with information or who might have witnessed this incident is urged to contact the Livingston County Sheriff's Department.

The Livingston County Sheriff's Department was assisted in this investigation by Kentucky State Trooper T. J. Williams.

John Chittenden, Sr., 46, was also arrested following the incident. He was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant for receiving stolen property under $500, a class A misdemeanor. This warrant stems from an alleged burglary of a local hunting lodge in 2015.