UPDATE: Chase, crash damaged 10 cars, cycles at home: Owner

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A man is in custody after fleeing a traffic stop and causing damage in Lexington. And the resident where the car crashed still is suffering the consequences.

“I have so much destroyed now and haven’t been able to go to sleep since last night,” said Tammy Carpenter, who lives at the home where the crash unfolded.

According to Fayette County Detention Center records, 18-year-old Michael Anthony Lemond was charged with trafficking in marijuana less than eight ounces, seven counts of first-degree fleeing, carrying a concealed weapon, fourth degree domestic assault, reckless driving, two counts of wanton endangerment and other offenses in connection with the incident.

According to police, at about 10:40 p.m. Thursday, an officer attempted to make a traffic stop in the area of Alexandria Drive and Devonport Drive, but the driver fled.

The man lost control and crashed into the front yard of a house at 2001 Cambridge Drive #2.

Police say no one was hurt, but the man hit cars in the driveway of the house.

According to Tammy Carpenter who lives in the house on Cambridge, the fleeing car destroyed or damaged 10 cars and motorcycles. One of the cycles crashed into a window at the home.

“I was in bed and at 10:42 p.m. and was awoke by a crash and a shake. It sounded like an explosion to me and I ran through my apartment. I could feel the air from my front door open and I tried to get to the living room to see what happened and my boyfriend told me nobecause there were cops with guns pulled and my front door was busted by a motorcycle that was hit in my yard,” Carpenter recalled of the incident.
“We had five more motorcycles chained together that he crashed into, including my Cadillac. My motorcycles and Cadillac stopped the car from sailing through my neighbor’s apartment but destroyed everything I had there,” she added.

She said police stopped the man at gunpoint and found drugs in his car. She said police told her they had been trying to catch the man for three days.

Carpenter said she feels fortunate no one was hurt given the high speeds through the residential neighborhood.Carpenter said the man was 18 years old and also had guns in the car.

The suspect had a girl in the car who jumped and got on the ground as soon as they stopped, Carpenter said. Police let her go when her family came to the scene, according to Carpenter.

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