Suspect arrested after allegedly leading police on brief chase in Oldham County
Police say they were asked to keep an eye out for a 2006 gray Toyota Corolla that was stolen from the Lake Louisvilla area -- and they found it.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A suspect has been arrested after police say he led officers on a brief chase in Oldham County in a stolen vehicle.
According to an arrest report, the incident took place on Monday, just before 7 p.m.
Police say they were asked to keep an eye out for a 2006 gray Toyota Corolla that was stolen from the Lake Louisvilla area.
After several minutes, the vehicle was spotted in the parking lot of a Marathon Gas Station on Highway 22. When an officer with the Oldham County Police Department pulled into the parking lot, the vehicle backed up and pulled out.
Police say it was driven by 29-year-old Alex Jordan.
When the officer pulled behind Jordan with the police lights activated, Jordan allegedly turned left onto East Orchard Grass Boulevard, before pulling back into the parking lot of the Marathon Gas Station.
According to the arrest report, an area around the gas pumps was blocked by traffic cones because workers were repairing the gas pumps. Police say Jordan drove through that area -- and the workers had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit.
Police say at that point, the pursuing officer activated both lights and sirens.
Jordan then drove out of the parking lot at a high rate of speed, before turning again onto East Orchard Grass Boulevard, east onto Highway 22 and south onto Lake Louisvilla Drive. Police say he then drove toward an Oldham County Sheriff's Office car that had blocked off the road.
According to the arrest report, Jordan attempted to drive around the deputy, "with negative results."
As Jordan tried to get out of the car and run away, the officer "escorted him to the ground" and took him into custody.
Police say they searched the Toyota, and found a glass meth pipe, a spoon and several small clear bags that are used for selling and distributing narcotics. The officer also allegedly found two plastic bags with methamphetamine inside.
Jordan was arrested and charged with receipt of stolen property, first-degree wanton endangerment, fleeing or evading police, reckless driving, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in a motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended or revoked operator's license, failure to or improper signal, disregarding a stop sign and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He is currently being held in the Oldham County Detention Center.
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