LOUISA — While answering a call for assistance at the Louisa Walmart Sergeant Wilburn of the Louisa Police Department was alerted that a male (later identified as 47 year old Ale Keith from Mallie Ky) was attempting to take items from the store without paying. Keith ran from police; jumped into the back seat of a vehicle and fled running multiple stop signs and a red light.
Deputy Chase Kirk of the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office located the vehicle traveling South of Louisa on US 23. The driver (32 year old Rickey Conley from Lackey Ky) was arrested for multiple misdemeanor traffic violations and the following felonies theft by unlawful taking over 500$ class D felony, fleeing or evading police 1st degree in a motor vehicle class D felony.
Ale Keith was charged with a class D felony theft by unlawful taking over 500$, misdemeanor fleeing or evading 2nd degree on foot and served with several outstanding warrants for his arrest.
A large plastic tote was located inside the vehicle that contained multiple items including a large quantity of beef jerky. The total of the stolen items was greater than 500$.