Owensboro man arrested after multi-county pursuit

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HARTFORD, Ky. (WBKO) - An Owensboro man is arrested after leading police on a multi-county chase.

Courtesy: MGN

Warren County Sheriff Deputies attempted to make a traffic stop on a truck on I-165 northbound near the 8 mile marker just before 4 p.m. Monday.

Police say 30-year-old Levi Lyons, of Owensboro, fled from deputies at a high rate of speed. The Warren County Sheriff's Deputies stopped the pursuit as Lyons drove into Butler County.

A Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officer found the truck at the 27 mile marker of I-165 where the pursuit began again. As the pursuit entered Ohio County a tire deflation device was used and two of Lyon's tires deflated. Lyons then struck two marked Kentucky State Police Cruisers with his truck.

A Kentucky State Police trooper then performed a legal intervention (pit maneuver) with his cruiser causing Lyons to spin sideways to a stop near the 55 mile marker of I-165.

"It seems like these things are extremely dangerous, but you know somebody that's actively running from the police is a danger to the public, and that's what we're trying to do is ensure the safety of the general public," said Tpr. Daniel Priddy from KSP Bowling Green.

Lyons was arrested and taken to the Ohio County Jail. A mugshot is not currently available.

Levi D. Lyons was charged by the Kentucky State Police with the following offenses:
• Murder - Police Officer (Attempt)
• Assault, 2nd Degree - Police Officer
• DUI (Aggravated Circumstance) 1st Offense
• Wanton Endangerment, 1st Degree - Police Officer
• Criminal Mischief, 1st Degree
• Operating on a Suspended Operators License
• Possession of Open Alcohol Container in a Motor Vehicle
• Failure to or Improper Signal
• Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle)