5-county chase ends when suspects run out of gas
BOYLE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – A stolen car, a stabbing, and a five-county chase and drug arrest that came when the suspects ran out of gas have kept Boyle County deputies busy in the last few days.
In the drug case, two Detroit, Mich., men are charged with heroin trafficking ad other offenses.
According to the Sheriff’s Department, the case began when Deputies Abbott, Wren, and Hopper attempted to conduct a traffic stop for minor traffic violations on Hustonville Road. The vehicle had just turned into the median attempting to turn left into Taco Bell.
When deputies tried to make the traffic stop, the car sped off southbound.
As deputies pursued, the car continued through the red light at the intersection of Hustonville Road/US127 Bypass and reached speeds of more than 100 mph, according to the department.
Deputies observed items being tossed out of the vehicle in Junction City. The vehicle continued to flee and evade on US127 in Lincoln County, Casey County, and Russell County before turning westbound on KY80 in Russell County and continued into Adair County where it nearly hit an Adair County Sheriff’s Office cruiser, the Boyle County Sheriff’s Department explained.
The vehicle eventually turned onto the Cumberland Parkway. The vehicle exited the roadway on the ramp of the Parkway but was able to get back into the merge lane. The vehicle then continued for numerous miles on Cumberland Parkway before running out of gas at mile marker 41.
The occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody without further incident.
Deputies seized cash and Lincoln County deputies were able to locate two baggies containing a significant amount of suspected heroin at Margus Lane just off US127 in Junction City, the department said.
The driver, 34-year-old Jeremy Rapheal Eley, of Detroit, is being held on $20,000 cash bond on charges of heroin trafficking, two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, evidence tampering and other offenses.
The passenger, Antonio Tavela Jones Richardson, of Detroit, is charged with heroin trafficking and evidence tampering.
The chase and arrests were assisted by Danville 911 Center, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Casey County Sheriff’s Office, Liberty Police Department, Kentucky State Police Post 15, Adair County Sheriff’s Office, and Columbia Police Department.
In the stolen car case, Capt. Casey McCoy and Deputy Daylen Morris saw a car reported
stolen from Russell County driving on East Main Street in Danville.
Following a traffic stop, Christopher M. Austin, of Liberty, was charged with receiving stole property, drug possession and driving on a suspended license from a DUI, according to the Sheriff’s Department.
In the stabbing, deputies responded to a fight at the Junction City Park but when they arrived, everyone was gone.
A short time later, Dep. Ruhe was notified by Danville Dispatch of a man at EMRMC ER with a stab wound to his torso. Through an investigation, deputies were charged a juvenile with first-degree assault.
The victim was transported to University of Kentucky Medical Center and is in stable condition.