Edmonson Voice Report:
A Bee Spring man was arrested today and faces multiple charges after a multi-county, high-speed pursuit ended with a disabled vehicle and a foot chase.
According to the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office, Edmonson County 911 Dispatch received a call around 1:30PM today from a Louisville resident who owns property in the 800 block of Brier Hill Road, who stated his security system actively showed someone on the back porch of the Brier Hill Road residence.
An Edmonson County deputy and the District 5 Constable responded, where the constable arrived first and attempted to block the driveway, but the suspect, who fit the description from the caller, was able to maneuver around the constable, according to the Sheriff's Office. The deputy attempted to block the suspect from exiting, but the suspect veered straight for the deputy’s marked patrol car, before driving around and fleeing onto Brier Creek Road, the press release said.
The Sheriff's Office said that a high-speed pursuit of the suspect ensued, reaching speeds of nearly 130 mph, ending in Hart County, where an off-duty Hart County Sheriff’s Deputy was able to spike-strip the vehicle, disabling it. The suspect then allegedly fled on foot for approximately 100 yards before being apprehended by an Edmonson County deputy. A search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of stolen power tools from the residence of the property owner. The suspect was identified as James W. Reynolds (38) of Bee Spring.
Reynolds was arrested and charged with:
Reynolds was lodged in the Hart County Jail and is being held on a $10,000 bond.
"Edmonson County Sheriff’s Office greatly appreciates the assistance provided by Constable Charlie Peck, Hart County Sheriff’s Office, and the Kentucky State Police," the press release stated.
This article was updated on 3/13/21.