Semi theft suspect arraigned Saturday morning - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Semi theft suspect arraigned Saturday morning

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Erik Atwell appeared in arraignment court Saturday morning. The 44-year-old is charged with fleeing or evading police, receiving stolen property, resisting arrest and wanton endangerment, among other charges. 

Police arrested Atwell following a police pursuit of a stolen semi-truck that began in Jeffersontown late Friday afternoon. 

Jeffersontown Police and Kentucky State Police followed Atwell into Shelby County on I-64 where he turned around and headed back into Jefferson County. 

Officers apprehended Atwell after he fled on foot just before Blankenbaker Parkway on I-64 westbound. 

Atwell's bond was set at $25,000 Saturday morning. He is due back in court on April 1. 

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