POLICE: Suspects drove into Spencer Co. soybean field during vehicle pursuit
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A man and a woman have been arrested after police say they led officers on a chase, driving into a soybean field in Spencer County, Kentucky, and damaging crops.
According to arrest reports, the incident took place on Wednesday morning.
Authorities say at about 8 a.m., 32-year-old David Bryant was driving a stolen black Toyota 4Runner, with his accomplice, 30-year-old Jessica Danner, in the passenger seat. Mount Washington Police were in pursuit.
Police say Bryant was driving 70 mph in a 55 mph zone, "passing other vehicles, going into the oncoming lane of traffic," and "driving recklessly."
When the vehicle crossed into Spencer County, Mount Washington Police asked for assistance. At that point, Kentucky State Police joined in the pursuit.
According to the arrest reports, Bryant drove onto a farm, damaging soybean crops. Both Bryant and Danner then abandoned the vehicle and ran into the woods.
Kentucky State Police and the Louisville Metro Police Department both sent helicopters to the scene to assist in searching the woods for Bryant and Danner.
When officers examined the vehicle, they discovered that it had been stolen out of Louisville -- and the temporary tag had also been stolen. Police say they also found a wallet containing identification belonging to Danner.
Eventually, police found Bryant and Danner walking down a street. They told officers they ran because they were wanted on warrants. According to the arrest reports, they admitted to throwing away their old clothes and changing into new ones at the Dollar Store earlier in the day in an effort to hide their identities.
Police say Bryant was found with the key to the stolen truck.
Both Bryant and Danner were arrested and charged with -- among other things -- receipt of stolen property, fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, fleeing or evading police on foot, wanton endangerment, tampering with physical evidence and theft of a motor vehicle registration plate. They are currently being held in the Shelby County Detention Center.
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