UPDATE: Alleged driver of vehicle that smashed through Louisville airport fence facing several charges
One man is in custody after authorities say his car drove through a perimeter fence at Louisville International Airport.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Newly released police documents identify the alleged driver of a car that smashed through a perimeter fence at Louisville International Airport Friday morning.
That man has been identified as 25-year-old Jeffrey Sheeks, according to an arrest report.
A not guilty plea was entered for Sheeks when he answered to a judge Saturday morning.
He faces several charges, including criminal mischief. His bond is set at $2,500 cash. He is expected back in court on August 30th.
According to police, the car was involved in a single-vehicle accident that resulted in it driving through the fence this morning.
"A black Toyota Corolla was just inside the secure fence on the west side of the airfield in the approach area of Runway 27," airport police write in the arrest report.
According to the report, a witness saw Sheeks take off running after the crash, disappearing into a nearby wooded area. Officers then set up a perimeter around that wooded area.
A short time later, one of the officers saw Sheeks running and ordered him to stop, but police say he continued to run.
Public safety officers eventually caught him and he was taken into custody. According to the arrest report, Sheeks is charged with third degree criminal mischief, leaving the scene of an accident and failure to render aid or assistance, fleeing or evading police (on foot), and driving on a DUI suspended license.
No airport operations were affected by the incident, according to Natalie Chaudoin, a spokeswoman for the Regional Airport Authority.
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