A high speed chase over the weekend ended in a Russellville man being arrested, however, not before deputies had to chase him down with speeds in excess of 100 mph.
Fifty-seven year old Jerry W. Dunn, of Brookhaven Drive, fled from police Saturday, Dec. 17 at approximately 7:55 a.m. The chase began in Logan County but ended in Todd County at the intersection of Sharon Grove. According to a press release, Dunn would not yield for a Logan County Sheriff’s Deputy Jarrod Lyons on Highland Lick Road when he attempted to conduct a traffic stop due to speeding 86 mph in a 55 mph zone. Dunn disregarded the deputy’s emergency equipment and continued west gaining speeds of 100 mph and over.
When Dunn was finally stopped, he was taken into custody after a brief struggle.
After an investigation it was revealed Dunn was operating under the influence of illegal drugs. He was also found to be in possession of drugs and paraphernalia.
Dunn was arrested and taken to Logan Memorial Hospital where he was treated for injuries. He was then transported to the Logan County Detention Center where he was charged with speeding 26 mph over the speed limit; fleeing or evading police 1st degree (motor vehicle); wanton endangerment 1st degree- police officer; no registration plates; improper passing, improper registration plate; operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol-drugs 1st offense; operating on a suspended or revoked operators license; possession of a controlled substance 1st degree (methamphetamine); possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia; failure of owner to maintain required insurance; failure to wear a seat belt; possession of a controlled substance 1st degree (unspecified), and prescription controlled substance not in proper container.
The Todd County Sheriff’s Department helped with the incident.
To contact6 Chris Cooper, email [email protected] or call 270-726-8394.