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Boyle County Sheriff: Man faces charges after high-speed chase

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Posted at 6:22 AM, Jan 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-28 06:31:28-05

BOYLE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A man is facing several charges after allegedly leading Boyle County Sheriff's deputies on a high-speed chase after a reported robbery in a nearby county.

A deputy on U.S. Highway 127 in junction City spotted a vehicle that matched the description of one allegedly seen during a theft in Mercer County. Authorities said that when the deputy turned his lights on, the suspect wouldn't pull over and instead sped away.

Officials said Dustin Stephens drove at speeds of up to 100 mph on Hustonville Road, where he entered Lincoln County.

Deputies caught up with Stephens on Holtzclaw Lane in Hustonville.

Authorities said Stephens was placed into custody after a brief scuffle during which a Taser was used.

A passenger in the vehicle was questioned and released.

Stephens was charged with first-degree fleeing or evading in a motor vehicle, first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree unlawful imprisonment, speeding, tampering with physical evidence, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, disregarding a stop sign and reckless driving.