The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office placed charges against a Franklin man following a vehicle pursuit that ended when the vehicle he was driving wrecked on Spout Springs Road in Simpson County on Thursday, Oct. 15.

Dedrick Lawilliam Beck, 24, was cited on two counts of wanton endangerment involving a police officer and single counts of fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, wanton endangerment and endangering the welfare of a minor.

He was also cited on single charges of reckless driving, no registration plates, possession of a controlled substance — opiates, drug paraphernalia buy or possession and speeding — 26 miles per hour or more over the speed limit.

The citation said Beck, allegedly involved in a domestic situation investigated by Franklin Police and also wanted on a warrant issued in Simpson County, was reported en route to the Dollar General Store in Woodburn where Simpson County deputy sheriffs observed a vehicle he was driving in the parking lot.

The citation said after being approached by a deputy sheriff Beck allegedly drove the vehicle out of the parking lot at a high rate of speed and turned onto Woodburn Allen Springs Road and continued traveling at 90 miles per hour in a posted 45 miles per hour zone.

The citation said the vehicle was allegedly observed moments later on Temperance Road in Simpson County where he allegedly fled again before wrecking on Spout Springs Road at about 12:30 a.m.

The citation said an adult female and a child were also in the vehicle.

Beck and the two passengers were taken to the Medical Center at Bowling Green for treatment. The adult and child were treated and released.

Beck was cited and released due to his injuries.

Deputy sheriff Wyatt Harper issued the citation.

Franklin Police say a counterfeit $100 bill was used at a medical facility on South Main Street.

The police report says the counterfeit money was used at an address listed as Graves Gilbert Clinic in early October.

The report said there was pink Chinese writing on the counterfeit bill.

A Franklin woman told police the registration plate decal was stolen from her vehicle.

The Franklin Police Offense Report said the vehicle’s owner noticed the plate decal missing on Sunday, Oct. 18 while she was shopping at IGA, but is not sure when it was stolen. The decal was renewed on July 28.

Theft of a vehicle registration decal is a felony offense in Kentucky.

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