Two missing after car chase

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By Brad Bowman

By Brad Bowman


Two black males escaped on foot after wrecking a vehicle involved in a car chase spanning Henry and Trimble Counties this weekend.

At 2:04 p.m. Sunday, Kentucky State Trooper Mitch Hazelett clocked a 1999 white Chevy Monte Carlo speeding at 102 mph on I-71 near Campbellsburg. While in pursuit, the vehicle jutted off of Exit 34 and headed toward Bedford.

According to Trooper Hazelett, the vehicle turned down Starks Lane and pulled an evasive maneuver on the Cardinal Hills Golf Course property damaging the part of the grounds. The vehicle headed back toward the interstate, but lost control at the intersection of Rose Hill Road and KY 421.

Three black males ran from the vehicle across a creek and fled up a nearby hill. With the assistance of seven troopers and a canine unit, Hazelett located one juvenile at the 1000 block of Sulphur-Bedford Road. The other two males are thought to be a juvenile at approximately 16-years-old and an adult approximately 18 to 20-years-old.

“The car was stolen from a Thornton’s gas station on Dixie Highway,” Hazelett said. “We were unable to locate a stolen firearm associated with the vehicle.”

The juvenile was detained in Campbell County Detention Center and scheduled for hearing in Henry County District Court Monday.

The chase resulted in a county wide alert for Trimble County residents as law enforcement searched for the two escapees.