A 24-year-old Paris man is in the Logan County Detention Center after leading deputies and police officers on a chase in and around Paris last week.
Kyle Baer is facing charges of residential burglary, obstruction of governmental operations, theft by receiving and breaking and entering. He is being held on a $100,000 bond which was set last Friday by 15th Judicial District Circuit Judge Jerry Don Ramey of Dardanelle.
Baer is accused on stealing two cars and breaking into a house in the Subiaco area and stealing money from the home, according to Logan County Sheriff Boyd Hicks. He was arrested at 2 a.m. last Thursday by a Paris Police Department officer while inside a Paris convenience store.
Baer is accused of stealing a red Cadillac in the London area of Pope County on Wednesday Jan. 24. Around 5 p.m., a Paris Police Department officer spotted the stolen car in Paris and gave pursuit. A Logan County Deputy Sheriff joined the pursuit a short time later, Hicks said. They ended the pursuit around 6 p.m. on Old Military Road south of Subiaco, Hicks said.
“He was reaching speeds around 100 miles an hour on Old Military Road, Hicks said, “so we called off the pursuit because of the high speeds.”
Hicks said he contacted the car’s owner and was able to get a photo of the stolen car. Hicks said he posted the photo of the Sheriff’s Department Facebook page and started receiving tips 16 minutes later. According to one tip, the car was parked in the area of the intersection of Mount Carmel Road and Highway 22. Deputies went to the area and located the car.
Hicks said the vehicle ran out of gas and got a tip from an individual who gave Baer a ride to the intersection after he had obtained some gasoline.
“I suspect he saw officers coming into the area and went into the woods,” Hick said.
Hick said he believes Baer went to a home in Subiaco, entered the home, took car keys and cash and stole another car.
“A woman was present in the home and asleep,” Hicks said. “She never knew he was there.”
At 2 a.m. Thursday, a Paris Police officer spotted Baer inside a Paris convenience store. The car stolen from Subiaco was parked behind the store. The officer recognized Baer, entered the business and arrested him.
“The car he was driving had been reported stolen and we found the key to the stolen Cadillac inside it,” Hicks said.