KSP Deflates Tires, Spins Out Car To End Pursuit
Edmonson Voice Staff Report:
An Owensboro man is facing multiple felonies, including attempted murder of a police officer, after he was arrested in a high speed chase that stretched over three counties, according to Kentucky State Police.
KSP reported that Warren County sheriff deputies attempted to make a traffic stop on a 2017 Ram truck on I-165 northbound near the 8 mile marker just before 4 p.m. on Monday, October 14th. The operator, identified as Levi D. Lyons, 30 of Owensboro, fled from deputies at a high rate of speed, according to KSP.
In a press release from KSP, troopers said that Warren County sheriff's deputies terminated the pursuit and Lyons' vehicle traveled into Butler County, where a Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officer located the vehicle at the 27 mile marker of I-165 where the pursuit was re-initiated. Kentucky State Police Troopers took the lead in the pursuit as the vehicle entered Ohio County, and a tire deflation device was successfully used on two of Lyons' vehicles tires, according to the release.
KSP said that Lyons then used his vehicle to strike two marked Kentucky State Police Cruisers that were pursuing him. Officials reported that a KSP trooper then performed a legal intervention (pit maneuver) with his cruiser causing Lyons to spin sideways to a stop near the 55 mile marker of I-165. Levi Lyons was taken into custody without incident and was lodged in the Ohio County Jail.
He was charged with: