High Speed Pursuit Eventually Leads to One Arrest Saturday

A high speed chase through parts of Russell County led eventually to an Indiana man being arrested on numerous charges.

Shortly after 11 o’clock Saturday morning, Russell County 9-1-1 dispatch was notified by Casey County officials that a motorcycle, reportedly traveling in excess of 100 miles per hour, was heading south on 127 from Liberty toward Russell Springs. Russell Springs police office Hayden Phillips encountered the motorcycle at 11:15 Saturday morning near the Russell Springs elementary school traveling at 118 miles per hour.

Phillips began pursuing the motorcycle into Russell Springs, down Lakeway Drive, then south on 127 toward Jamestown, where the operator of the motorcycle then proceeded south on 127 at the Jamestown bypass. Russell Springs Chief Tim Pierce ordered Phillips to call off the pursuit as officers did not know the name of the operator or what the situation was.

A short time later, Chief Deputy Sheriff Jerry Melton and others were able to corner the motorcycle on Wolf Creek Dam, which resulted in 38 year old Brian Reynolds of Columbus, Indiana being arrested. Reynolds was charged with speeding, reckless driving, fleeing or evading police, and several minor traffic offenses. He was lodged in the Russell County Detention Center around 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon and is expected to appear in Russell District Court this (Monday) morning.