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Bank robbery suspect named Hunter S. Thompson arrested after leading police on chase

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Hunter S. Thompson (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Hunter S. Thompson (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police have identified a man they say is responsible for three robberies, as well as leading police on a vehicle pursuit that ended in a crash on I-71 Monday afternoon.

According to an arrest report, that man has been identified as 22-year-old Hunter S. Thompson.

Police say Thompson is responsible for at least three robberies. The first occurred on Dec. 18, when he allegedly entered the Rafferty's at 3601 Springhurst Boulevard, pulled a knife and demanded cash. According to the arrest report, no one gave him money, and he fled.

The same day, police say he entered the Feeders Supply at 9486 Brownsboro Road, pulled a knife and demanded cash -- which he did receive. Police say he then drove away.

The following day, on Dec. 19, police say he walked into the U.S. Bank at 330 Whittington Parkway, pulled a knife and demanded and received cash. 

Police found him as he was driving away. That's when the vehicle pursuit began, according to the arrest report. Police they tried to stop Thompson, who was driving a red Ford Explorer, but he kept driving until he wrecked on I-71, near Zorn Avenue.

Thompson was arrested and charged with three counts of first degree robbery and one count of first degree fleeing and evading police. He is currently being held in Louisville Metro Corrections.

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