Pikeville man charged with stealing $25,000 worth of items
PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WSAZ) - A Pikeville man is behind bars after he allegedly stole tens of thousands of dollars from his employer and endangered a police officer.
Donnie McClanahan, 33, of Pikeville, was arrested during a traffic stop Wednesday night.
According to the criminal complaint, the suspect ran to a nearby wooded area and hid in an embankment until he was found by officers.
McClanahan stated to the officer while walking back to the police cruiser “I’m sorry Colby, I know I have a warrant.”
Pikeville 911 dispatchers confirmed that McClanahan had an active warrant.
According to the warrant, while performing painting work for a homeowner, McClanahan stole approximately $25,000 worth of items from the residence.
He faces charges of fleeing or evading police, second degree, wanton endangerment of a police officer, resisting arrest, and theft over $10,000.
McClanahan was taken to the Pike County Detention Center.
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