LMPD :: Louisville Metro Police Department
Updated: Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Suspected carjacker leads police on multicounty chase

Police dog takes down suspect


A suspect led police on a chase through three counties after a carjacking in the parking lot of the Meijer store on Hurstbourne Parkway, police said.

Police said a man forced a woman out of her silver Ford Escape as she was leaving the Meijer parking lot.

Police received a call around 12:30 p.m. Monday about a man driving recklessly around Breckenridge Lane.

Police began chasing the suspect as he drove south on Bardstown Road.

Police cars chased the suspect as he waved his arms and shouted at officers from the car window.

The pursuit ended on Plum Run Road in Nelson County after going through Jefferson, Bullitt and Nelson counties.

With a dozen police officers following him, the suspect swerved to avoid the stop sticks in the roadway, and the vehicle was hit by a police car.

He pulled over, opened the door to get out and was then attacked by a police dog.

An officer pulled the dog's leash, dragging the suspect to the ground. The man tried to free himself from the dog's bite, but was pushed to the pavement. Officers had to cut through the suspect's shorts to get the dog to release him.

The suspect was treated at a Nelson County hospital for minor injuries and then taken to the Nelson County Jail.