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Kentucky State Police arrests 2 men after homicide victim found in Caneyville

Posted: Updated: Oct 26, 2017 10:08 PM
Police are looking for Robert Carter (left) and Johnny Haynes (right) after a man was found murdered in a trailer in Caneyville. Police are looking for Robert Carter (left) and Johnny Haynes (right) after a man was found murdered in a trailer in Caneyville.
Police were called to this home in Caneyville, Kentucky after a man was found dead in a trailer. Police were called to this home in Caneyville, Kentucky after a man was found dead in a trailer.
Kentucky State Police are investigating after a man was found dead in Caneyville, Kentucky on Oct. 26, 2017. Kentucky State Police are investigating after a man was found dead in Caneyville, Kentucky on Oct. 26, 2017.

CANEYVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police have arrested two men after a body was discovered in Caneyville.

Robert Carter and Johnny Hayes, both from Millwood, Kentucky, were arrested in Hardin County after an 11-minute high-speed pursuit that ended with a crash around 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Kentucky State Police Post Commander Matt Johnson located the vehicle that the men were suspected to be in at Ponderosa Trailer Park in Elizabethtown. The suspects then jumped into a 1995 Chevrolet Camaro and fled the scene.

The police chase made its way along Dixie Highway and onto the Western Kentucky Parkway, where it reached speeds of 130 mph. At one point, the suspects drove off the road and through a fence, landing them in a cornfield. Shortly after, Johnson used a "legal intervention maneuver" and the suspects lost control and came to a stop.

Both Carter and Hayes were taken into custody.

The chase stemmed from a day-long search that started when KSP was called after a body was discovered at a property on Morgantown Street in Caneyville around 8 a.m. eastern time. 

The victim has been identified by Grayson County Coroner Joe Brad Hudson as that of James Park, 39. He died of at least one gunshot wound.

KSP troopers are also investigating a bank robbery earlier in the day in nearby Ohio County, and believe Carter may have been involved. According to a news release from the Ohio County Sheriff's Office, the bank robbery took place just before 10 a.m. at the Commonwealth Community Bank in Fordsville, Kentucky.

Police said witnesses told them a black 2007 Chevrolet four-door pickup truck pulled up in front of the bank, and Carter got out and walked into the bank, while an unidentified white male remained in the truck.

The truck then drove away, traveling eastbound on State Road 54E.

Carter and Hayes are charged with "multiple offenses," and more are pending.

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