Man accused of escaping from officers, crashing stolen car into cruiser arrested

WATCH | Man accused of escaping from officers, crashing stolen car into cruiser arrested
Published: Nov. 10, 2022 at 10:44 AM EST
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The man police say got away from officers while partially handcuffed and crashed a stolen vehicle into a police cruiser is now in custody.

Police say Christian Pierce has been arrested.

Police tell us the incident happened Thursday morning after officers were called to the Kroger on Bryan Station Rd. for a report of a stolen vehicle.

We’re told no one was were hurt in the incident, but the police cruiser was damaged.

Officers later found the stolen vehicle in the 800 block of Limestone.Police say the suspect had a handcuff on one arm when he got away.

Police say Pierce was last spotted in downtown Lexington. Officers were in the area searching for him Thursday afternoon and he has since been arrested.

Transylvania University issued a shelter-in-place warning while police searched and Sayre School was put on lockdown at one point.

Anyone with information about this is asked to contact Lexington Police by calling (859) 258-3600. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, online at www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com, or through the P3 tips app available at www.p3tips.com.