Man arrested after crashing during high-speed chase

LONDON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A theft suspect was arrested Wednesday after crashing into an outbuilding during a high-speed chase, according to Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputies.

Investigators say 30-year old Rex Gray, of Woollum, came out of a store where he was recognized as the man wanted for a previous theft from that business.

Deputies say when Gray was approached, he got into a car and took off westbound on the Cumberland Gap Parkway.  They say he ran a red light at the interstate intersection and drove out KY 770 and onto Locust Grove Road.

Investigators say the chase lasted for six miles at speeds that reached 90-miles per hour.  They say Gray lost control of his vehicle at Locust Grove Road and Cassidy Road, hit a residential outbuilding, which was destroyed, and finally came to rest.

Deputies say Gray had a pill bottle with no label, pills were strewn across the floor of his vehicle, along with counterfeit money and marijuana.

A passenger in his car, 28-year old Jennifer Ann Lovett, of Corbin, was arrested and charged with menacing.

Gray and Lovett were taken to the Laurel County Detention Center.

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