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TRIMBLE COUNTY, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky state troopers are still searching for two young men who stole a car in Louisville and ended up in Trimble County.
Police say they ended up engaging in a 16 mile chase after an officer attempted to pull over three men inside a white Monte Carlo on Interstate 71.
"The vehicle eventually wrecked, once it wrecked the three occupants fled," said Lt. Jeff Medley of Kentucky State Police. Medley said one juvenile was picked up by police in Trimble County and taken to jail. That's after he and two other young men allegedly stole a car at a Shively gas station. "The vehicle was left running at a Thornton's," Medley said. Officials are still searching for two African American young men.
"One is approximately 18 to 20 and was wearing a dark colored hoodie and blue jeans," Medley said.
Police say the other suspect is 16-years-old and was last seen wearing a U of L jacket and gray pants with a toboggan. The older man goes by the nickname the "Dream." Troopers say the young men could be packing heat. "It was reported that there was a gun in the vehicle underneath the seat. We're not sure if they are still in possession of the handgun or not," said Medley.
Medley said police did not see the two suspects with a gun. Medley said they're advising parents to be on the lookout. "We want to make sure folks know what their teens are up to, who they're running with," said Medley. "It makes a difference."
Medley said they want everyone to pay attention to their surroundings and belongings. "Please, whenever you get out of your vehicles, turn off the car and take your keys with you," said Medley.
Anyone with information is asked to call Kentucky State Police at Post in Campbellsburg at (502) 532-6363.