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Dresden man facing multiple charges after stealing ambulance

Story by Shannon Taylor Senior Investigative Report

A Dresden man is now facing multiple charges after stealing an ambulance early Friday morning.

On Feb. 3, at approximately 1:30 a.m., the Weakley County Ambulance Service Unit 506 was dispatched to 147 Lamb Road in reference to a psychiatric/behavior issue with an individual. EMS arrived on the scene and was speaking with the individual, and he broke out a window of the residence and left while EMS personnel were still inside the home.

EMS advised that the individual, identified as 28-year-old Kaine Winston, had entered the ambulance and drove off in it. Winston drove the ambulance through Dresden, to Martin, then from Martin he drove through Sharon and Greenfield and from there he left Weakley County and entered Gibson County.

Weakley County Sheriff’s Department, Martin Police Department, and Greenfield Police Department all attempted to stop the vehicle but were unsuccessful.

Gibson County officers located the ambulance driving on U.S. 45 by Bradford and started pursuit.

Winston moved into the oncoming lane trying to evade deputies and officers said Kaine stopped in the middle of the highway, later crashing into a Gibson County Sheriff’s patrol cruiser and leaving the scene.

Kaine was later found parked at the West Tennessee Health Care Milan emergency room, where he was taken into custody by Gibson County Sheriff’s Office and Milan Police Department.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol investigated the crash that occurred in Gibson County. Dresden Police Department has charges against Winston for theft of property greater than $60,000 but less than $250,000. Winston is being treated for a cut located on his foot. No weapons were fired during the incident and no other injuries were reported. Winston is currently being housed at the Gibson County Jail on additional charges. Charges that Winston is now facing includes theft of property, evading arrest, assault on an officer, and driving on a suspended license.

Winston is due in court for arraignment on Feb. 14, and his bond is set at $150,000.


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