Staff Report

A high speed chase led to the arrest of two individuals this past weekend.

At approximately 12:05 p.m. on Sunday, Grayson County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Fred Norder responded to check on a suspicious vehicle on Morgantown Street in Caneyville.

Upon making contact with the vehicle, which also fit the description of one that was reported stolen earlier in the day, the juvenile driver put the car in drive and sped away from Norder, according to a GCSO news release.

Speeds during the pursuit reached over 100 miles per hour, and the passenger, 18-year-old Aaron Crowe, from Scottsville, Kentucky, began chucking pieces of wood and other debris at Norder’s cruiser during the chase.

The pursuit continued on KY 79 into Butler County near the city limits of Morgantown. The Butler County Sheriff’s Office arrived to assist as the vehicle stopped in a drive on KY 79 and the occupants fled on foot.

Norder pursued on foot and caught up with the passenger as the Butler County Sheriff's Office apprehended the driver.

During the struggle with the passenger, Norder fractured his finger and sprained his ankle but managed to place Crowe in custody, the release states.

Crowe was charged with second-degree criminal mischief, third-degree criminal mischief, second-degree fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest, receiving stolen property $500-$10,000, second-degree assault (police officer), and first-degree wanton endangerment (police officer). He was lodged in the Grayson County Detention Center.

The juvenile, who was already wanted by the Department of Juvenile Justice, was taken into custody on similar charges and lodged in the Warren County Regional Juvenile Detention Center.