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Police search for suspect after high-speed chase on Interstate 75

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Police are looking for a man they say led them on a chase through three counties on Interstate 75 Thursday night.

Police say the chase began around Richmond, when they tried to pull over a man in a truck for speeding.

"One of our deputies was going down the interstate, going to a call," Madison County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Michael Marcum said. "He (the suspect) was around the 86 mile marker.. passed our deputy at a high rate of speed."

Police say the driver refused to stop, and during the chase, they realized the truck had been reported stolen in Ohio.

The chase then continued out of Madison County, through Rockcastle County, and into Laurel County. At one point, police say speeds reached up to 95 miles per hour.

"He just continued straight on and refused to stop," Marcum said. "I think at one point he was reckless because one of the units tried to come around, and he kept them from coming around."

Around mile marker 49, north of London, police say they placed a spike strip across the road, in an effort to stop the truck.

"The suspect's vehicle ran over it, and it flattened all four of his tires," Marcum said. "Then, the suspect continued down the road with four flat tires for another mile or so, until he ended up here and ran off into the ditch."

Police say the suspect then jumped out of the truck and ran into the woods. They haven't seen the suspect since.

Kentucky State Police brought in K9 units and thermal image cameras, to help in the search. As of 11:30 p.m. Thursday, they had not been able to find the suspect.

Police describe the suspect as a white man with a shaved head and a goatee. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a green jacket.


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