Graves Co Deputies Arrest Fugitive Following Crash at Lynnville


June 6, 2024 at approximately 8:47 PM, KSP Post 1 Dispatch received a call from a resident on KY 94 East, just east of the Lynnville Community.  The reporting party reported that a vehicle had been involved in a collision on KY 94 East, doing damage to property of the Lynnville Pentecostal Church as well as a neighboring yard.  The caller also reported that the operator of the vehicle had left the scene.

Deputy Garret Clark and Chief Deputy Jeremy Prince responded to the scene and located a 2012 Dodge Ram truck with severe damage to the front, side and under carriage of the vehicle.  The truck was located in the yard of the Lynnville Pentecostal Church.  The investigation determined that the Dodge Ram, operated by Hunt Howard, 33 of Lynnville, had been eastbound on KY 94.  The vehicle dropped off of the right shoulder of KY 94, struck a speed limit sign and traveled approximately 250 feet before coming back onto the roadway.  The truck then went across both lanes of KY 94 and ran off of the left shoulder struck a mailbox, a tree and at least two headstones in the cemetery of the Lynnville Pentecostal Church before coming to rest a few feet shy of the church building.

Howard was located at his home a short distance from the scene.  After speaking with him further and conducting standardized field sobriety tests, Deputy Clark arrested Howard for DUI.  Howard was transported to Jackson Purchase Medical Center for medical clearance and was later transported to the Graves County RC Center where he was transported to an out of county detention center by Graves County Jail staff.  Howard was charged with DUI 1st Offense, Criminal Mischief in the 1st Degree, Leaving the Scene of an Accident and other traffic and misdemeanor charges.  After a records check through NCIC, it was also determined that Howard was wanted out of Vanderburgh County, Indiana for Auto Theft.  Howard was charged with being a Fugitive from Another State pending extradition to Indiana