Judge declines to reduce bond for Lexington slow-speed chase suspect

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Posted at 10:12 AM, Mar 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-17 10:29:34-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The case against a man accused of kidnapping a woman and leading police in a slow-speed chase now moves to a grand jury after a court appearance Thursday.

Timothy Davis, 45, is charged with kidnapping (Adult), Fleeing/Evading Police - 1st Degree, Wanton Endangerment - 1st Degree, and Criminal Mischief – 1st Degree. Davis entered a not guilty plea in court Tuesday.

Davis waived his right to a preliminary hearing. The prosecution will now have to go before a grand jury and present enough evidence to establish “probable cause” to believe that the defendant committed the crime. His next day in court has not yet been set.

Judge John Tackett declined to reduce Davis' bond. He cited the defendant's previous criminal record to establish him as a flight risk and potential danger to the public.

Davis lead police on a slow-speed chase through the east side of Lexington Monday morning. The car traveled about five miles per hour during the entirety of the chase. The driver—traveling in a black Hyundai Sonata—pulled into the driveway of a home on Breckenridge before turning himself in.

Police say at around 8:19 a.m. Monday, officers responded to the intersection of E. Seventh Street and Jackson Street for a reported abduction of a female. Officers located the suspected vehicle on Mapleleaf Drive and initiated a traffic stop.

During the stop, the female victim was able to escape from the vehicle. Police say Davis fled the traffic stop at a low speed and eventually stopped. He was taken into custody in the 500 block of Breckenridge Street.

According to Davis's arrest citation, he was driving on a suspended license and "caused/created [a] substantial risk of physical injury or death to others."

The citation also states he reversed into a police cruiser and therefore "intentionally damaged police property." Davis drove through medians/grass, failed to yield to traffic, and drove through a parking lot, according to the citation.

Davis is being held at the Fayette County Detention Center. This is still an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to contact Lexington Police by calling (859) 258-3600. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, online, or through the P3 tips app.