Man in custody after high-speed police chase ends on Southern Parkway
Three people were injured in the chase that ended just off the Watterson Expressway.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A man is in custody after leading Louisville Metro Police on a 10-mile chase Thursday.
Officers from the First Division began the pursuit at Rowan Street near 24th Street in the Portland neighborhood. But the high speed pursuit went through Second, Third and Fourth Divisions before ending in a crash about 3 p.m. Thursday.
The truck the suspect, 34-year-old Stuart Timmonds, was driving exited the Watterson Expressway ramp to Southern Parkway and hit two cars. Upon being caught, LMPD said Timmonds was being combative, so he was tazed before being taken into custody. The drivers of the cars received non-life threatening injuries. A LMPD cruiser was also hit by Timmonds' vehicle during the chase. The officer was not seriously injured.
"It's stressful for all of us," said Maj. Jimmy Harper with LMPD. "We just lost an officer a couple of months ago for that."
Police say it's not the first time they've been involved in a pursuit of Timmonds. They say he led them on a chase on Friday in the Algonquin neighborhood, after police responded to a report of a burglary.
Police say Timmonds also led them on a chase on Saturday. That pursuit began at the corner of South 26th Street and Xavier Street when officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop. Timmonds allegedly sped off in a vehicle that he ran off the roadway at the intersection of Cane Run Road and Greenbelt Highway. Police say after crashing the vehicle, Timmonds fled on foot and had eluded police until he was located this afternoon.
Timmonds is currently facing charges for an escape warrant, receipt of stolen property, fleeing and evading and first-degree wanton endangerment in connection with the Saturday pursuit. Additional charges for the pursuit on Thursday are still pending.
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