Benton Man Arrested After Attempted Break-In, Pursuit in Graves County

Mayfield, KY. (March 17, 2020) – At approximately 3:35 this afternoon, Kentucky State Police Troopers responded to a report of a male attempting to break into a residence on Holland Road in the West Plains community of Graves County. The male, identified as Montey A. Mohler, 56 of Benton, was reportedly also damaging the homeowners vehicle with a baseball bat. Before Trooper Sarah Burgess arrived to the residence, Mohler left the property. While Trooper Burgess was speaking with the homeowners, Mohler returned to the residence, but left again when he saw Trooper Burgess. Trooper Burgess attempted to stop Mohler as he fled on State Route 301. Trooper Aaron Jestes observed Mohler driving and attempted to stop him. Mohler continued to flee from Troopers on State Route 301, then west on State Route 58 E. Mohler then turned onto Millers Chapel Road where he failed to negotiate a curve and left the roadway, striking a mailbox and an earth embankment. Mohler then left his vehicle and fled on foot. As he fled from Troopers, he was seen throwing objects in the woods before being taken into custody.
Mohler was charged with two counts of Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle), Fleeing or Evading Police 2nd Degree (On Foot), Menacing, Criminal Mischief 1st Degree, Criminal Mischief 2nd Degree, Operating Motor Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol/Drugs/etc.3rd Offense (Aggravating Circumstance), Resisting Arrest, Tampering with Physical Evidence, Possession of Controlled Substance, 1st Degree, 1st Offense (Meth), Possession of Marijuana, Drug Paraphernalia-Buy/Possess, and other traffic offenses. He was lodged in the Graves County Jail.
The investigation is ongoing by Trooper Sarah Burgess