Police: Stolen Jenkins, Ky. police cruiser located, grenade found in suspect’s vehicle


JENKINS, Ky. (WJHL) — Authorities say they have located a police cruiser that was stolen in Jenkins, Kentucky.

CBS affiliate WYMT reports the police car was found abandoned and out of gas in Pike County.

Police also retrieved what they believed to be an active grenade from the suspect’s vehicle.

The suspect, identified as Steven Tackett, was detained at a gas station in Jenkins after guns, ammunition, and a “small explosive device” were found in his truck before he escaped and stole the police cruiser, according to police.

The Jenkins Police Department previously said if you see the police cruiser, call 911 immediately and do not approach Tackett.

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