Juvenile on motorcycle leads police on pursuit

A juvenile led police on a motorcycle pursuit Monday evening before eventually being arrested, according to Russell County Sheriff Derek Polston.

The pursuit began in Jamestown when the juvenile, operating a 2005 Suzuki GSX Motorcycle on U.S. 127 and then onto East Highway 80, was observed by an off duty sheriff’s deputy and then a Russell Springs Police SRO officer.

A road block was set up in the Fairview community at the junction of KY 910 and Highway 80 by Sheriff Derek Polston. Polston said the suspect spotted the blocked intersection and slowed down to a stop with no place to go and was arrested at the scene.

The juvenile was charged with five counts of wanton endangerment first degree, three counts of wanton endangerment of a police officer first degree, resisting arrest, fleeing or evading police first degree, reckless driving, improper passing, disregarding a traffic control device, no operator’s license, and numerous other traffic offenses.

The juvenile was lodged in the Adair County Juvenile Detention Center.

The case remains under investigation by arresting Deputy Dustin Bunch, Officer Lee Smith, and School Resource Officer Clete McAninch.

More charges are expected to be filed as the investigation continues.