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Man arrested after robbing bank, leading police on chase


A high-speed police chase began in Jeffersontown and ended in Old Louisville with the capture of a suspected bank robber.

Jeffersontown police Chief Rick Sanders said it all began when an armed man walked into a BB&T branch on Bluegrass Parkway. The chase began after an officer spotted the suspect's car on Interstate 64.

Patrol cars flew down the Interstate 65 southbound ramp onto St. Catherine Street on Thursday afternoon.

Police said the armed-robbery suspect ditched his car in an alley at the end of the ramp and ran away.

"Money was falling out of the vehicle, and he was reaching in the car. We didn't know if he was reaching for a weapon or what he was doing," Sanders said.

Moments later, Brian Queen, 30, was caught three blocks away on South Third Street.

Cash believed taken in the holdup was found just off the sidewalk.

Queen, who was sweating profusely and throwing up when police caught up with him, sat handcuffed in the grass for more than a half-hour while being treated by a physician.

Sanders said he believes officers defused a situation that could have ended badly.

"They showed great restraint in taking a bank robber off the street without having to fire a shot," Sanders said.

Jeffersontown police charged Queen with robbing the BB&T branch, wanton endangerment and fleeing and evading.

While officers nabbed their suspect and recovered money, they have yet to find the weapon they said Queen displayed at the bank. Anyone who comes across it should contact either metro or Jeffersontown police.