Russell Co. man arrested after high-speed pursuit

A Russell County man was arrested by Columbia Police Monday morning following a high-speed pursuit on a motorcycle.

Columbia Police said they attempted to perform a traffic stop just after 2 a.m. Monday on Highway 55 between Columbia and Campbellsville.

The operator of the motorcycle, later identified as 39-year-old Adam Lee of Russell Springs, refused to stop and led police on a pursuit, reaching speeds of more than 100 mph.

Police called off the pursuit due to safety concerns and continued to monitor the area. They eventually located Lee on North Bramlett Street and took him into custody, charging him with numerous traffic violations and felonies including fleeing and evading police, wanton endangerment of a police officer, and possession of methamphetamine.

Officer Josh Durbin made the arrest. He was assisted on scene by Officer Justin Cross and Deputy Chandler Staten.

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