Authorities in Clark County, Ky. have arrested the ex-boyfriend of a Pennsylvania woman found dead in her home Monday morning.
Edward Baker Jr. was arrested Tuesday morning near Winchester, Ky. and was charged with fleeing police and wanton endangerment. According to NBC affiliate WPXI, Baker is accused of killing 30-year-old Addaleigh Huzyak, whose body was discovered early Monday.
Baker is a registered sex offender. He had been in communication with a family member via text messages and that police believed he was on his way to Tennessee. Co-workers of Baker notified police after he didn’t show up for work Sunday. They had reason to believe Huzyak was in danger because they had just broken up. An on-the-lookout was issued for Baker shortly after the discovery of Huzyak’s body.
Baker was arrested after a police chase in Winchester, Kentucky shortly after 3:30 a.m. Tuesday.
According to his arrest citation, and office discovered Baker’s car at a rest area. When officers attempted to make Baker get out of the car he allegedly told them “No. I am not getting out. Just shoot me and kill me now.”
Baker was tased by a Winchester Police officer after he refused to exit his vehicle. Police then say he attempted to back over the responding officers and led them on a brief chase on I-64 eastbound.
At this point, Baker is wanted for questioning only.
Baker Jr. is currently in the Clark County Detention Center. LEX 18 has a crew in Winchester and will update this story as more information is received.