Edmonson Voice Staff
A Christmas Eve vehicle pursuit ended in Edmonson County at approximately 7:30 pm, after police said that a 2001 GMC Sonoma being operated by Lonnie Dale Woosley, 34, of Louisville, Ky crashed in a wheat field owned by Evelyn Raymer, off of KY HWY 185.
Police reported that the pursuit began after a Morgantown Police officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the truck after matching the truck's description to a vehicle reported stolen in Butler County earlier that day.
Police said the pursuit went into the Caneyville community of Grayson County and then into the Roundhill community of Edmonson County on Hwy 185 where the chase ended as the truck became stuck in a wheat field. Police reported it was then that Woosley jumped out of the vehicle and fled on foot. He was apprehended in a creek approximately 100 yards behind the field after a foot pursuit.
According to the Butler County Sheriff's Office, Woosley was suspect in multiple burglaries and thefts that included the taking of firearms and vehicles from all over Butler county, many of which that had happened earlier that day.
Police also reported that while in custody, Woosley was very belligerent and was shouting and shaking profusely. Officers said Woosley admitted to "shooting-up" Heroin before getting in the vehicle.
Woosley was later taken to the Medical Center at Bowling Green by Edmonson EMS, in the custody of Butler County Sheriff's Office. Woosely will face charges in Butler county including but not limited to, DUI, Fleeing or Evading 1st degree, Wanton Endangerment 1st degree, and multiple theft and burglary charges.
In Edmonson County, Woosley will face charges of Fleeing or Evading 1st (motor vehicle and on foot), eight counts of Receiving Stolen Property (firearm), one count of Receiving Stolen Property (motor vehicle), Convicted Felon in Possession of Firearm, and Criminal Mischief 1st degree, for the damage to the crop field.
Agencies on scene were Morgantown Police Department, Butler County Sheriff's Office, Caneyville Police Department, Grayson County Sheriff's Office, Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky State Police, and Edmonson County EMS.