Man facing attempted murder charge after Owensboro chase

Man facing attempted murder charge after Owensboro chase

OWENSBORO, Ky. (WFIE) - A man is facing an attempted murder charge after authorities say he almost hit several emergency responders with his car.

Officials say Owensboro Police, Owensboro Fire, and AMR went to a wreck on Veach road around 10:45 p.m. Sunday.

They say 26-year-old Timothy Webster drove off and almost hit some of the responding crews in the process.

Timothy Webster
Timothy Webster

We’re told police started to chase him but stopped when it went into county lines.

Daviess County Deputies say they then spotted the car and picked the chase back up.

They say Webster wrecked into a ditch on Highway 56 and Highway 500.

Officials say he tried to run away, but deputies caught him.

They say they found a rifle, four pounds of marijuana and ammunition in his car.

Deputies say Webster is facing a long list of charges, including attempted murder of an officer and running from police.

“The original call came into the city of Owensboro that the subject had been involved in a motor vehicle accident and Owensboro Police Department arrived along with Owensboro Fire and an ambulance service arrived, and he decided he wanted to flee the scene," said Major Barry Smith with the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office.

Webster is scheduled to be in court on Friday.

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