UPDATE: Suspect identified in Warren County pursuit, standoff

Published: Oct. 14, 2021 at 11:06 AM CDT
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - UPDATE: The Warren County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a Bowling Green man after a police chase and stand-off Thursday morning.

The suspect has been identified as Justin Hensley, 37, of Bowling Green. Police say Hensley stole a truck Thursday morning.

Justin Hensley
Justin Hensley(Warren County Regional Jail)

Police attempted to stop the truck, but a pursuit led them throughout Bowling Green. Hensley then entered a neighborhood where he saw an opened garage door and ran inside.

“We had received a report of a stolen vehicle. As our deputy was taking that report, shortly thereafter, the owner of the vehicle observed it driving, called us, and we attempted to stop the vehicle. It turned into the beginning of a pursuit, we disengaged. The suspect ended up wrecking the vehicle and then jumping out of the vehicle and running into a neighborhood,” said Sheriff Brett Hightower, Warren County Sheriff. “He then ran into an occupied home in his attempt to flee from us. He ended up barricading himself in a front bedroom and we were able to get him to come out uneventful.”

The homeowner tells WBKO that her and her friend were in her kitchen cutting up banana bread and talking when they saw Hensley run through her home. The homeowner’s friend said she attempted to lock the man in the screen-in porch, but Hensley pushed the door back and ran to the front door, but the sheriff’s department was already outside the home. The homeowner says he then ran back inside and hid.

The Sheriff’s Department was already within close proximity to Hensley because of the pursuit and were able to evacuate the house quickly.

Police say no on was injured.

“Nobody was injured, thankfully. There was another occupant of his vehicle. We have her, we’re talking to her, but nobody in this incident was injured. When he bailed out of the vehicle, she stayed with the vehicle so we went and were able to make contact with her and then trying to figure out where he went. The occupants in the home were able to get out and we were already in close proximity and were able to get there and basically get him cordoned into a certain portion of the house which was in the front bedroom and we were able to get him to come out uneventful,” said Sheriff Hightower.

Sheriff Hightower says the trailer had a lot of other property on it that they believe may be stolen because there was a lot of lumber, windows, and doors. They say it looked like it may have come from a construction site.

The Sheriff’s Office is now in the process of identifying who may own the other property.

Both suspects are in custody and will be taken to the Warren County Regional Jail.


UPDATE: Authorities have taken the suspect into custody. No one was injured.

We will provide more details as they are released.

Law enforcement is in a standoff with a person barricaded in a home after a Thursday morning pursuit.

The pursuit went through several parts of Bowling Green before ending at a home on Ewing Ford Road. The suspect then ran into a home.

Warren County Sheriff’s Office and Kentucky State Police are on scene.

This is a developing story.

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