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Meade County manhunt ends with an arrest in Breckinridge County

A man who led police on a high speed chase last week in Meade County through farm fields, temporarily escaping apprehension, is now behind bars. On Nov. 29 at 4 p.m., Detectives and Deputies with the Meade County and Breckinridge County Sheriff’s Offices apprehended Randall Greenwell, Jr., 33, of Webster.

According to the Meade County Sheriff Phillip Wimpee, his officers received information on the possible location of Greenwell. Working with Breckinridge County Sheriff Billy Richardson and his Deputies, a joint team of officers arrived at the location in Breckinridge County and formed a perimeter around it. Greenwell was there and was apprehended without further incident.

The Breckinridge County Sheriff’s Office added additional charges to Greenwell’s list of felony warrants in Breckinridge, Meade and Harrison County, IN. Those charges include Possession of controlled substance, 1st degree, 1st offense (methamphetamine); Possession of marijuana; Possession of drug paraphernalia; and Receiving stolen property. Greenwell was found in possession of a four-wheeler that was stolen from Meade County which will be returned to the owner. Greenwell is currently being held at the Breckinridge County Detention Center.

The manhunt began last week, on Tuesday, Nov. 22, when Meade County Sheriff’s Deputies attempted to serve a warrant on Greenwell, Jr.,who was traveling in a pickup truck on Neff Court in Flaherty. The Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, but Greenwell drove away, triggering a pursuit.

 The suspect fled through Flaherty at a high rate of speed. While traveling on St. Martin’s Rd., he left the roadway and entered a field. He drove through two farms before crossing Bee Knob Hill Rd. into a third farmer’s field. He then came out on KY 313 and headed towards US 60. While traveling westbound on US 60, Greenwell again left the roadway beside Nutrien Ag Solutions and took another field to Garrett.

 In Garrett, he proceeded to drive on KY 1238 but once again left the road and drove through a field that ran parallel to Bunger Rd. His vehicle became disabled in the field after bottoming out and Greenwell fled, shirtless, on foot into the woods by Meadow Lark Lane.  

 Kentucky State Police assisted the MCSO with K-9 units, as did other agencies. Officers were unable to locate Greenwell. The following day, officers responded to Coyote Run Rd. where Greenwell had been spotted on a homeowner’s security camera wrapped in a pink blanket, but they were unable to locate him.

 The Flaherty Fire Department also responded to a field fire in the first field Greenwell entered off of St. Martin’s Rd. when the exhaust system was ripped off his truck while fleeing from apprehension, igniting the field.