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Suspect charged after leading police on chase across two states

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George Conley (source: Louisville Metro Department of Corrections George Conley (source: Louisville Metro Department of Corrections

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Kentuckiana man is facing serious charges after allegedly forcing a woman into his car and leading police on a chase in a stolen SUV early Friday.

According to police, it started on Lewis and Clark Parkway in Clarksville, Ind. around 1 a.m. March 7. That's when Clarksville police tried to pull the car over because it was stolen, but the suspect  -- 36-year-old George Conley -- refused to stop.

The chase continued into Louisville, and Conley rammed an officer's car when on Interstate 65 at Fern Valley Road.

Conley then crashed the vehicle and tried to run away on foot, but police caught up with him. As he was being taken into custody, they discovered a passenger in the car who had filed a protective order against him. Police say he picked her up in Louisville and drove her to Indiana against her will.

"Louisville police could possibly be charging him with kidnapping. He had a protective order against him with the girl that was found in the car. He picked her up in Louisville, drove her to Indiana. She tried to get out of the car and he forced her back into the car," said Major Darrell Rayborn with the Clarksville Police Dept.

The woman, who wasn't hurt, told police Conley she has a domestic violence order against Conley, and that he forced her into the car. She told police Conley intended to continue the chase to I-265, where he planned to crash and kill them both.

Conley is charged with criminal confinement, possession of a stolen car and resisting law enforcement, among other charges.

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