Police Chase in Jeffersonville Ends With One Injured
It started when a Kentucky State Trooper attempted to pull over a Honda for not having a light over the license plate in Jeffersonville at 10th Street and Spring Street. The driver, James T. Wells, 21, of Jeffersonville, refused to stop and a high-speed chase ensued. The pursuit ended in Floyd County, Indiana, when Wells slammed into three patrol cars, two Floyd County Police cars and one Indiana State Police car.
Floyd County Police Sgt. Eugene Perrot shot Wells when he attempted to rundown the officer. Wells was shot one time in each arm. Rescue workers transported the suspect to Floyd Memorial Hospital where he was released and then taken to University Hospital in Louisville. Hospital official reported that Wells was listed in fair condition.
According to Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson, Wells will face at least eight counts of criminal recklessness. “And that’s just for starters,” he said.
“The officer’s actions were justified,” said Henderson.
The two-state incident which began in Jeffersonville is still under investigation by both Indiana and Kentucky authorities.