Eddyville, KY


Siblings arrest following pursuit

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - Updated: 11:44 AM
Staff Report

A chase that began Monday morning in Lyon County ended in Tennessee with two motorists arrested.

Kentucky State Police Troopers attempted to stop a Silver 2016 Toyota Camry at 10:05 a.m. The Toyota was traveling eastbound on Interstate near the 44 mile marker. The driver — Oscar D. McNeal, 23, of St. Louis, Missouri — failed to yield and troopers initiated a pursuit. During the pursuit, a female operating a maroon 2012 Kia came up behind the chase vehicles and attempted to obstruct troopers from pursuing the Camry.

According to reports, Octavia R. McNeal, 22, of St. Robert, Missouri, attempted to run the troopers off the road as they pursued her brother.

The pursuit continued through Lyon, Caldwell, and Trigg counties. In Trigg County units with the Kentucky State Police and Trigg County Sheriff’s Office were able to deploy stop sticks on the Camry, forcing it to come to a stop near the 66 mile marker on I-24. With his car immobilized, Oscar McNeal left the vehicle and jumped into the driver seat of the Kia while his sister moved to the passenger seat.

The pursuit continued into Christian County and into Tennessee where Tennessee Highway Patrol joined pursuit. THP deployed stop sticks on the maroon Kia and forced it to a stop. Oscar McNeal fled on foot into a wooded area before being apprehended by THP.

Secondary units secured the silver Camry and found three passengers in the vehicle, including two juvenile teenagers.

Troopers also arrived at the second vehicle, the maroon Kia, in Tennessee and located four more juvenile children — all toddlers — which had been left in the vehicle.

Oscar D. McNeal, and his sister Octavia R. McNeal, were both arrested in Tennessee by THP and face multiple charges in both states.

Oscar D. McNeal was found to be in possession of a handgun. Investigators believe small baggies of cocaine and cash were also found in the vehicle. The drug charges are being carried by THP.

Trooper First Class T.J. Williams has obtained warrants for both individuals and will be pursuing extradition once THP has resolved their charges.

A warrant was obtained for Oscar D. McNeal for the felony charges of fleeing and evading police first degree, eight counts of wanton endangerment first degree, and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

Troopers also obtained a warrant for for Octavia R. McNeal for felony charges of fleeing and evading police first degree, five counts of wanton endangerment first degree.

Additional charges are pending according to a release by the KSP.

The siblings were lodged in the Montgomery County Tennessee Jail.

The Investigation is continuing by Tpr. T.J. Williams and Detective Brian Hill.

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