Woman accused of stealing Ky. fire truck during active fire

A volunteer firefighter tried to stop Jessica Clines, but she struck him in the shoulder with the mirror of the truck


By Mike Stunson
Lexington Herald-Leader

CORINTH, Ky. — A woman was arrested Saturday after she allegedly stole a volunteer firefighter’s truck while crews were responding to a structure fire, police say.

A volunteer firefighter allegedly tried to stop Jessica Clines, 39, during the fire on Corinth Hinton Road, but the woman struck him in the shoulder with the mirror of the truck while she was fleeing, according to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department. The truck owner also tried to stop Clines but was unsuccessful, the sheriff’s office said.

Jessica Clines was charged with automobile theft, wanton endangerment, resisting arrest, criminal mischief and driving on a suspended license. (Photo/Bourbon County Detention Center)
Jessica Clines was charged with automobile theft, wanton endangerment, resisting arrest, criminal mischief and driving on a suspended license. (Photo/Bourbon County Detention Center)

Firefighters followed the truck, and a member of the sheriff’s office stopped the truck in a driveway between Hinton Webber Road and Casey Mill Road, an arrest citation states. Clines did not follow verbal commands and grabbed the arresting officer’s wrist after being taken to the ground, the sheriff’s office said.

While Clines was being arrested, the officer’s taser accidentally discharged and struck the suspect’s jacket, but not her skin, court records show. Clines was taken to Harrison Memorial Hospital to be treated, according to the sheriff’s office.

At the hospital, Clines asked to use the bathroom and attempted to flee on foot from a deputy, her arrest citation states. After she was medically cleared by the hospital she was taken to the sheriff’s office for processing, according to an arrest citation.

The sheriff’s office said the stolen truck was damaged on the front driver’s side during the theft.

Clines was charged with automobile theft, wanton endangerment, resisting arrest, criminal mischief and driving on a suspended license. She was placed in the Bourbon County Detention Center.

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©2019 the Lexington Herald-Leader (Lexington, Ky.)

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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