Robbery investigation leads to pursuit and arrest of Mississippi man

Corearial Pratt/Madison County Detention Center

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – A wild afternoon of two robberies, including a home invasion, and two chases finally lands a Mississippi man in jail.

According to the Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post, 33-year-old Corearial Pratt, of Leland, Miss., is charged with Robbery 1st Degree, Burglary 1st Degree, Assault 2nd Degree, Receiving Stolen Property $10,000 or More and traffic related offenses.

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THE KSP said it all started with a robbery just after 3 p.m. Monday of the ‘WOW’ BP gas station on Lexington Road in northern Madison County.

The initial investigation indicates a customer was robbed by a man inside the store. The man was seen leaving the gas station in a maroon Chevrolet Silverado truck. While investigating the robbery, KSP spotted the truck pull back into the parking lot.

A trooper tried to stop the truck, but the driver took off and a pursuit was initiated. The vehicle turned onto Carr Lane where the driver lost control and got stuck in a snow- covered field.

The suspect ran into a wooded area, at which time KSP troopers and the Madison County Sheriff’s deputies set up a perimeter. The KSP Aircraft branch was requested to assist in the search.

While the search was underway, officers were notified of another robbery on Lexington Road, where a homeowner was assaulted. The caller reported a white Toyota RAV4, and firearms were taken during the robbery.

A deputy was able to locate the RAV4 in the parking of the Love’s Truck Stop, at which time a pursuit was initiated on Colonel Road. The vehicle continued traveling south on Colonel Road, where the driver lost control and drove into a creek.

The driver ran from the vehicle into a wooded area near I-75 North. The KSP Aircraft Branch was able to locate the man in the tree line and direct Troopers and Deputies to his location.

Pratt was taken into custody without further incident.