Jeffersonville man arrested after allegedly crashing stolen truck into convenience store
Police in Floyd County have arrested a Jeffersonville man after he allegedly drove a stolen truck through a convenience store early Thursday morning.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police in Floyd County have arrested a Jeffersonville man after he allegedly drove a stolen truck through a convenience store and crashed into two police cars early Thursday morning.
According to a news release from Sheriff Frank Loop with the Floyd County Sheriff's Department, an officer was trying to stop a Ford F250 pickup truck for reckless driving on Scottsville Road in Floyd County around 5:30 a.m. At the time, the officer making the stop was unaware that the truck had allegedly crashed into a Sav-A-Step at Paoli Pike and Scottsville Road a short time earlier.
Crystal Linne, who works at the Sav-A-Step, describes what happened.
"I was in the office doing paperwork and I heard this big boom and I come out here and the truck had hit the front door, knocking glass all the way through the store," Linne said. "And then I watched him back up real quick and he took off down Scottsville Road. And that's when we called police."
According to the news release, the truck had been reported stolen from a Thorntons in Jeffersonville and had crashed into two other vehicles before the officer tried to make the traffic stop.
Police say the man driving the truck, 39-year-old Aaron Keown, refused to stop. As the chase continued into Clark County, police say Keown rammed a vehicle driven by an Indiana State Trooper, then put the truck in reverse and slammed it into the Floyd County police vehicle.
Officers eventually stopped the truck and arrested Keown, who will be facing numerous charges, including leaving the scene of a crash.
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