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After 100 mph car chase, 2 hr foot flight, BG fugitive arrested

Chase began in Russell Co., crosses into Glensfork area, where KSP, Adair County Sheriff's Office, and others join pursuit. KSP stops vehicle with spike strips, but fugitive flees on foot; K-9 dogs brought in and two hours later, fugitive was apprehended near KY 55 S road, Columbia Bypass.
Note: An individual charged by police or in a warrant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceeding.

From Adair County Sheriff's Office

On Monday, February 13, 2017 at approximately 11:30pmCT, the Adair County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to assist Russell County Sheriff's Office in a vehicle pursuit on Hwy 55 South Road.

The Russell County Sheriff's Office was in pursuit of a white Monte Carlo Super sport being operated by Cortez Lawrence of Bowling Green.


Speeds reached in excess of 100mph.

The Kentucky State Police were able to deploy spike strips on the vehicle in Glensfork, KY.

The Monte Carlo struck the spike strips but continued on for a short distance.

Once the vehicle stopped, Lawrence fled on foot.

At this time, officers from Russell County Sheriff's Office, Adair County Sheriff's Office, Columbia Police Department and Kentucky State Police began a man hunt for Lawrence.

The search involved many Law Enforcement Officers along with Trained K-9 Police Dogs.

Approximately two hours later, Lawrence was spotted running through a yard. Officers were able to apprehend Lawrence in the area of KY 55 South and the bypass. Lawrence was arrested without incident.

Lawrence was arrested on charges of:
  • Four counts of wanton endangerment
  • Operating on suspended operator license
  • Fleeing and evading police in a motor vehicle


This story was posted on 2017-02-14 11:32:32
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