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Crime-filled joyride ends in four arrests

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By Amanda Manning

 Four men are behind bars after a night of joyriding, theft and running from police ended in an accident at 3 a.m. this morning at The Maples Park.

Police initially received a report of male subjects in a truck trying to break into cars at the Best Western Ashburry Inn in La Grange.  

Police pulled over that truck, which was reported stolen by Louisville Metro Police, in Buckner. Inside were the alleged suspects - Louisville residents Corey Dillard, 18, Quincy Carter, 18, Kolbey Webster-Perkins, 21. All three and a minor whose name is unknown have been arrested.  

Oldham County Police, the Oldham County Sheriff’s office and the La Grange Police Department assisted at the scenes.

While police arrested the minor and Webster-Perkins, one of the passengers climbed into the front seat and sped off before losing control of the truck and crashing at The Maples Park in Crestwood.

Once the vehicle crashed, Dillard and Carter both fled the scene. Dillard was later found hiding in the woods.

Carter was located four hours later riding a stolen bicycle that only had one pedal on the Highway 329 bypass.

When he was approached by police on the bypass, he dropped two debit cards that he claimed he found “laying on the side of the roadway next to the bicycle,” according to the arrest citation.

Around this same time, several Crestwood residents called Oldham County Dispatch to report that items were stolen from their cars. Some of the items missing were debit cards.

Carter was also caught on security cameras attempting to break into a car, according to police.

“He denied any involvement in the above mentioned pursuit and claims that he was taking the debit cards in his possession to Five Star gas station to turn over the items to police,” the arrest citation states.

Dillard is charged with receiving stolen property, $10,000 or more, first-degree fleeing police in a motor vehicle and second-degree fleeing police on foot.

Carter is charged with receiving stolen property under $500, theft by unlawful taking from a vehicle under $500 and theft, receipt of stolen debit cards.

Webster-Perkins is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine and receiving a stolen property $10,000 or more. Police found methamphetamine in his sock, according to an arrest citation.

Police also found a handgun in the console of stolen truck.

Oldham County Police Department Major Neil Johnson said there has been a rash of car break ins lately that the department is investigating. 

Dillard, Carter and Webster-Perkins are booked in the Oldham County Detention Center.