LONDON, Ky. (LEX 18)– Four people were arrested after a police pursuit in London Monday.
Around 12 p.m. Monday, police were dispatched to L&N Credit Union on Ky-192 in reference to a black minivan involved in possible thefts in Laurel County.
When the officers arrived at the credit union, they tried to speak with the people inside. Police say that the passenger, 27-year-old Tabitha Borborema, of Burlington, New Jersey, refused to speak. They say that the driver, 24-year-old Jonathan Murphy, of Enfield, Connecticut, was acting nervous.
Police said that a backseat passenger, 26-year-old Louis Green, of Pompano Beach, Florida, grabbed the gearshift while the driver accelerated to reverse the van. Police say that as the van reversed, two officers were pinned up against a concrete column. The vehicle knocked officers to the ground and then sped off towards the downtown area, police say.
A pursuit happened and ended at a railroad crossing that was under construction on East 4th Street.
The vehicle crashed on the railroad tracks and then police say the passengers led officers on a foot pursuit. Police say that 28-year-old Richard Baker, of Pompano Beach. Florida, fled on foot and resisted arrest, causing injury to an officer.
All four were arrested and lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.
- Jonathan C. Murphy, 24, of Enfield, Conn., charged with attempted murder of a police officer, first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree fleeing or evading police with a motor vehicle, first-degree fleeing or evading police on foot, and resisting arrest.
- Louis J. Green Jr., 26, of Pompano Beach, Florida, charged with attempted murder of a police officer, first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree fleeing or evading police with a motor vehicle, first-degree fleeing or evading police on foot, and resisting arrest.
- Richard C. Baker, 28, of Pompano Beach, Florida, charged with fleeing or evading police on foot, third-degree assault of a police officer, and resisting arrest.
- Tabitha Borborema, 27, of Burlington, N.J., charged with fleeing and evading on foot.
The investigation continues.