Police arrest suspect in ATV heist

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By Becky Barnes

A Cynthiana man was arrested Monday morning after having eluded police on a 4-wheeler Saturday night.

Deputy Paul Olin of the Harrison County Sheriff's Department said Jeffrey Pratt allegedly took a 2007 Honda ATV from a garage on Walnut Street.

Sonya Kiskaden reported the 4-wheeler stolen on Wednesday, April 9. She told police that Pratt asked her earlier to sell the ATV, but she declined.

According to Sanford Kiskaden, the ATV was still in the garage at 7:30 p.m. on April 8. However, when he returned home about 1:15 a.m. on April 9, he found the front door to his home pried open. The key to the ATV and the garage door remote were missing.

Sonya Kiskaden later discovered that two checks as well as her ATM card were also missing.

She was notified on Thursday that the ATM card had been used to make a $500 withdrawal at Kentucky Bank as well as to purchase gasoline and at two Wal-Mart locations.

The Harrison County Sheriff's Department had a pick-up order from the Department of Corrections for Pratt on an unrelated probation violation.

When officials attempted to arrest Pratt Saturday, he fled into the woods on U.S. 62 East on the 4-wheeler.

Pratt, who was arrested Monday at a residence on Stoney Branch Road, is charged with receiving stolen property over $300 and is being held in the Bourbon County Detention Center on a Department of Corrections detainer.

In a related arrest, Kristine Welte is charged with hindering prosecution/apprehension second degree.

Olin said Welte repeatedly told officials that Pratt was not at her home when police suspect she was misleading them intentionally.

Olin said other charges against Pratt are pending.