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Deputies: Taylor County man behind bars after cross-county chase

Posted at 5:01 PM, Feb 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-17 18:47:38-05

(LEX 18)  — A driver led deputies with the Jessamine County sheriff's office on a cross-county chase Sunday morning.

According to police, the pursuit started when a deputy tried to pull over a black Chevy Silverado truck on East Brannon Road in Jessamine County.

However, the truck failed to stop and sped away. Jessamine County Sergeant Danial Schlernitzauer said the truck reached 70 m.p.h on East Brannon Road.
Schlernitzauer said when the truck turned onto Tates Creek Road, car parts started to fall off the truck and it slowed to about 30 m.p.h.

The truck eventually broke down near the intersection of Man O' War Blvd. and Trent Blvd. The chase ended in about two and a half minutes in Fayette County.

Police arrested 36-year-old Derrick Trent on multiple charges including wanton endangerment and fleeing or evading police. Schlernitzauer said Trent has had an active arrest warrant since December 2018.

Currently, he has three open felony warrants including a probation violation for a felony offense in Jessamine County, failure to appear on a child support case with a $25,000 bond and probation violation in Garrard County.

The original charge for the Garrard County violation was for receiving stolen property under $10,000. Schlernitzauer said deputies take several factors into consideration when deciding to pursue a suspect including traffic volume, speed and safety risk to the public.

He said the combination of the relatively empty streets around midnight, plus the suspect's warrants were cause to continue the chase.