Lincoln man arrested after high speed chase, crash

Published 11:57 pm Tuesday, April 21, 2020

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A Lincoln County man was injured early Monday morning after leading law enforcement officers from three counties on a high speed chase which ended when the suspect crashed into two cruisers and injured a Boyle Sheriff’s Deputy.

James Peavley, 37, of Lincoln County, was admitted to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center due to injuries he sustained after crashing head on into Deputy T.J. Wren’s cruiser on U.S. 127 near Junction City. Boyle County Sheriff On Tuesday morning, Boyle Sheriff Derek Robbins said Peavley will be arrested once he is released from the hospital. Robbins also said the pursuit ran from Garrard County, into Boyle then Lincoln counties, and ended back in Boyle.

According to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office, at 1:37 a.m., Boyle deputies were requested by Garrard County Police Department to help one of their officers who was in pursuit of a vehicle.

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Boyle deputies intercepted the pursuit in the Junction City area as the Peavely’s vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed on Old Hustonville Road. He continued toward U.S. 127 and crossed the highway where Wren had stopped traffic for the safety of the public, according to the release.

Peavely’s vehicle crossed U.S. 127, drove into a ditch then went back up onto the highway.

Peavely struck the Garrard County officer’s cruiser, disabling it. Then he struck Wren’s cruiser, which was also disabled. The Garrard County officer wasn’t injured, but Wren sustained a broken hand, according to the release.

Deputies forced the fleeing vehicle to top in the grass just off the road. The driver of the vehicle refused to exit the vehicle and after a brief scuffle, officers were able to take Peavley into custody.

Garrard County is leading the case, and charges will also be made by Boyle Sheriff’s Office.