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Deputies: Kentucky woman steals firefighter's truck as crew battles flames

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Posted at 4:08 PM, Oct 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-21 17:54:48-04

HARRISON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Deputies say that a woman stole a volunteer firefighter's truck as they were on the scene of an active structure fire on Corinth Hinton Road Saturday.

Jessica Carol Clines, 39, has been charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition of an automobile, wanton endangerment, 1st degree, resisting arrest, and criminal mischief, 2nd degree.

A volunteer firefighter told deputies he tried to stop Clines while she was driving the stolen truck and she hit him in the shoulder with the truck's mirror while driving away. Firefighters followed the vehicle until a deputy was able to get involved.

According to the arrest citation, a deputy responding to the call saw the vehicle going east on Ky Hwy 36 West. They conducted a traffic stop in a driveway between Hinton Webber Road and Casey Mill Road. The citation said she did not comply with any verbal commands and was taken to the ground. The citation said she resisted and during the incident, the deputy accidentally discharged his taser and one of the darts hit Clines' jacket.

During the theft, deputies say the truck was damaged.

Clines was placed under arrest and taken to Harrison Memorial Hospital where deputies say she tried to flee by asking to go to the bathroom.

She is in the Bourbon County Detention Center.