Suspects Captured (Again) and in Custody in Carjacking Incident

The three persons wanted in connection with a carjacking incident on Wednesday night in Russell Springs are finally captured and all three lodged in the Russell County Detention Center.   

Shortly before 8 o’clock Wednesday night, a car was reported stolen from the Marathon station on West highway 80 in Russell Springs.   After a short pursuit down Old Sano Road, and shots being fired at law enforcement officials in pursuit, two persons, 29 year old Christopher Grady and 45 year old Sascha Hunt, both of Cedar Rapids, Iowa were arrested and lodged in the Russell County Detention Center in connection with the incident.   A third suspect fled and avoided arrest.  

However, early Thursday morning, in a very unusual move, a pretrial release officer released Grady and Hunt from custody on a signature bond.   Yesterday morning, additional charges were filed against Grady and Hunt and arrest warrants were issued.  

Around 1:30 Friday afternoon, local law enforcement officials received a tip that the suspects had rented a UHaul truck from a Russell County business.   Shortly thereafter, the U Haul truck was located on Old Sano Road and officers began pursuit of the truck which led them to Adair county before the truck finally came to a stop in a field.   There, Grady and Hunt, along with a third suspect, 

Daniel Mu-thig, age 28 also of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, formerly of Russell Springs, were all three arrested.   

Grady and Hunt were charged with the additional charges of wanton endangerment, first degree;   fleeing or evading, first degree;  and criminal mischief.

Mu-thig was charged with two counts of wanton endangerment;  two counts of criminal mischief, first degree;  two counts of fleeing or evading, first degree;  one count of theft of auto;  and various traffic offenses.

The Russell Springs Police department, the Russell County Sheriff’s office, Kentucky State Police and other agencies were all involved in the pursuit and arrests.

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