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A Paducah man jumps out of a moving vehicle to try to allude police

Corey Leonard
McCracken County Sheriff's Dept.
McCracken County Sheriff's Dept.
Corey Leonard and items found in his possession

Charges are pending for a Paducah man accused of leading police on a chase through southern Illinois and western Kentucky.

Last week., Deputies with the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office were notified of a vehicle failing to stop for Massac County Sheriff’s Deputies in Brookport.

Massac County Deputies continued to pursue a pick-up truck driven by 29-year-old Corey Leonard of Paducah over the Brookport Bridge into Kentucky.

That's when Leonard exited the vehicle while it was still traveling at estimated speeds of 50mph. The unoccupied vehicle ran through a stop sign and into two parked vehicles and a residence that was occupied on Cairo Road. Leonard then fled on foot.and was quickly captured.

During the investigation, Leonard was found to be in possession of over 7 pounds of Marijuana and approximately 25-hundred dollars in cash believed to be proceeds from illegal drug sales.

Due to the injuries sustained from exiting a moving vehicle, Leonard was transported to Mercy Health Lourdes Hospital where he was later airlifted to Vanderbilt Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

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