Authorities nab man accused of leading Sellersburg Police on chase
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Police have apprehended a man they say led them on a dangerous, high-speed chase Tuesday night, then evaded police custody by walking out of the hospital where he was being treated for his injuries.
Sellersburg Police say 29-year-old Adam Moore was behind the wheel of a stolen car when officers tried to pull him over on County Road 403.
Moore allegedly refused to pull over and was clocked at going 107 mph when he slammed into several cars outside the Jay C Foods store in Charlestown.
Police say Moore flipped the stolen car several times before he was ejected through the sunroof. Other drivers involved in the crash were also hospitalized for injuries.
Moore was taken to University Hospital, but police say he walked out Wednesday morning, evading police custody. He later checked into a Norton facility, but employees of that facility contacted police after seeing media reports of Moore's escape.
Moore is now in custody at Louisville Metro Corrections, and is being held on several warrants from different Kentucky counties.
When asked how Moore was able to escape from University Hospital in the first place, Sellersburg Police Chief Russ Whelan told WDRB News' Rachel Collier that Sellersburg authorities didn't have the power to arrest Moore after he was transported to University Hospital -- a Kentucky hospital outside their jurisdiction. He said the original plan was for a Kentucky police agency to pick him up on one of the outstanding warrants he had on this side of the river.
Moore faces charges of resisting arrest (involving an incident that caused serious bodily injury), receipt of stolen property, criminal recklessness with a vehicle and disorderly conduct, all stemming from his activity in Sellersburg.
He has warrants out of Jefferson County for second degree escape, and Bullitt County for disorderly conduct.
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