Man Arrested After High Speed Chase Through Two Counties

A man is facing several charges after police say he led them on a chase from Richmond to Lexington.

Police say it all started when Gary Wallace broke into a home in Madison County. Police say he took jewelry and some other items from the home. Police say the homeowner's father pulled up to see Wallace getting into his car and started chasing him.

Police joined in and the chase ended up on I-75 and speeds reached up to 120 miles per hour. The chase ended when Wallace bailed out of his car near the intersection of Lexington's Louden Avenue and Magoffin. Police say over the course of the chase, Wallace rammed three cruisers.

Wallace was taken to the Madison County jail. He's facing charges of burglary, wanton endangerment and fleeing and evading. Police say more charges are expected.

Police credit good communication and an alert homeowner for the quick capture.

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  • by Aaron Location: Lexington on Mar 27, 2008 at 08:33 PM
    I actually know the guy. He used to work at a used car lot and seems like a friendly and nice person. The last I heard was that he was laid of the job a couple of years ago. Seems kind of sad that someone that u know actually winds up in a pretty bad situation.
  • by Stephanie Location: Lexington on Mar 25, 2008 at 02:14 PM
    Yeah, my boyfriend and I were actually at a stop sign on Loudon, and all of a sudden 20 police cars and this guy were EVERYWHERE!
  • by Ginny Location: Williamsburg on Mar 24, 2008 at 06:44 PM
    I was on the interstate and the guy passed me and my husband, I was wondering if this was going to be on the news.
  • by Me! Location: Ky on Mar 24, 2008 at 01:23 PM
    Better watch him, they sure won't. He may "accidentally" get released!!!!!


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