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Nelson Co. Sheriff: Pair Held After Chase In Stolen Truck

Posted at 7:42 AM, Jun 15, 2019

NELSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police in Nelson County arrested a man and woman Friday on multiple charges after authorities said they fled police in a stolen truck.

James T. Smith

The Nelson County Sheriff’s Department arrested 29-year-old James T. Smith of Bardstown and 26-year-old Brooke L. Graf of Mount Washington.

Deputies were called out after 2 p.m. to an area along Boston Road after someone reported a possibly stolen pickup truck had ridden them off the road.

Deputies said they tried to pull the truck over, but the driver refused to comply, instead traveling into Bullitt County, then onto Interstate Highway 65 northbound.

Police say the vehicle exited the highway at Cedar Grove and struck and embankment. Smith and Graf then fled on foot, authorities said.

Both were caught a short time later, Smith with the help of a K9 officer.

Smith was charged with receiving stolen property, fleeing and evading police, reckless driving, first-degree wanton endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident, speeding, and resisting arrest.

Graf was charged with complicity to receiving stolen property and fleeing and evading police.

Both were being held in the Nelson County Detention Center.