Crime spree capped by chase, injuries to Woodford deputy in crash

Robert K. Gibbs
Robert K. Gibbs(Woodford County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Sep. 16, 2022 at 5:18 PM CDT
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(25 News Now) - A Woodford County Sheriff’s deputy has been released from an area hospital after a high-speed chase ended with a crash involving a stolen vehicle.

In a news release, the sheriff’s office said they arrested Robert K. Gibbs, 36, of Henry on several charges.

Police said they were called just before 6:45 a.m. Friday when a red truck was stolen from a Eureka home.

About an hour later, a woman called police saying she saw a man get out of the truck and steal her vehicle from an attached garage in Germantown Hills.

Police chased the second stolen vehicle, blocked the driveway at Rock Church on Route 116, and the suspect crashed into a deputy’s squad car.

Spring Bay Ambulance took Gibbs to UnityPoint Health-Methodist Hospital. The deputy was treated and released from a local hospital, according to police.

Gibbs faces charges including residential burglary, two counts of possessing a stolen vehicle, theft of a motor vehicle, aggravated fleeing and eluding, and driving with a suspended license.