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Lexington PD: Stolen Vehicle Begins High-Speed Pursuit, Crashes

Contributor: Lance Vaught
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Updated: 5/07 4:26 pm
An early morning chase led Lexington police around part of the city, but ended with the suspect crashing their stolen vehicle before trying to run away, according to officers.

They said it started shortly after 3 in the Marblerock area when they were told of two men engaging in suspicious activity.

Police said an officer tried to pull over the vehicle the men were in around Harrodsburg Road and Waller Avenue.

The driver then reportedly took off across Mason Headley, headed towards Versailles Road.

Officers said the driver reached speeds around 70 mph during the pursuit.

Police said they had just decided to end the chase as the vehicle tried to turn left onto Beacon Hill, but the driver then reportedly lost control and hit a tree in someone's yard before stopping against a brick home.

That's when the driver allegedly got out and tried to run away, but was quickly caught by officers.

20-year-old Tyrel Birch was charged with receiving stolen property, fleeing and evading police and other traffic charges.

His passenger, 21-year-old Dejon Jasper, stayed with the vehicle, but police said he had an iPhone on him that was also stolen.

He was charged with receiving stolen property.
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