Man accused of theft and leading police on high-speed chase

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Dustin Stephens
BOYLE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A man is in custody after deputies say he led them on a high-speed chase through multiple counties on Sunday.
Boyle County deputies say they received an alert to be on the lookout for a blue Chevrolet Impala in connection with a theft that occurred in Harrodsburg.

Deputies say they spotted a vehicle matching that description on US 127 in Junction City driving at 76 miles per hour. Deputies say they tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver, Dustin Stephens, didn’t stop.

According to deputies, Stephens continued onto Hustonville Road and crossed into Lincoln County, at speeds between 80-and-100 miles per hour. Deputies say when they finally caught up to Stephens, they had to taze him during a brief scuffle on Holtzclaw Lane in Hustonville.

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Deputies say the passenger told them she tried to get out of the car numerous times, but Stephens wouldn’t let her. They say they also found some of the stolen items in the car.

Stephens faces a number of charges, including fleeing or evading, wanton endangerment, unlawful imprisonment and a drug charge, according to deputies.