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Man accused of leading Louisville police on high-speed chase pleads not guilty

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Bob and Heather Mauney Bob and Heather Mauney
David Combs (Source: Louisville metro Corrections) David Combs (Source: Louisville metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A man accused of leading police on a high-speed chase with two unwitting passengers in his car pleaded not guilty to charges this morning.

A not guilty plea was entered on behalf of David Combs in arraignment court this morning. His bond was set at $100,000.

A couple was thankful to be alive Tuesday after accepting a ride from Combs.

Bob and Heather Mauney say Combs offered to give them a ride from the doctor. A short time later, they say Combs noticed a police car with its lights on behind them.

As it turns out, Combs was wanted for attempting to murder a police officer and a long list of other charges.

The Mauneys say he took off, going speeds higher than 100 miles an hour, getting on I-65, then the Watterson.

He got off at Newburg Road and eventually crashed in the front yard of a home.

"At the bottom of the ramp, the light was red, so the cars were stopped ... there wasn't any room for him to get through," Bob Mauney said.

"So he just plowed through the two cars. I'm not sure what his intentions were here. I'm not sure if he was going to hide behind somebody's house. But he just went up in that yard, he jumped out and ran."

Police caught Combs a short time later.

He was already facing a long list of charge, including attempted murder of a police officer, wanton endangerment and trafficking a controlled substance

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