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Louisville man speeding in Bell arrested after taking police on high speed pursuit

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Christopher Lynn Wilson Jr. - BCDC

Sunday night October 25, 2020 at approximately 8:00pm Kentucky State Police Trooper Joey Brigmon observed a black 2020 Toyota Corolla speeding on Highway 25E northbound at a speed of 83mph.

When the trooper turned on his emergency lights the driver, later identified as 30 year old Christopher Lynn Wilson Jr. of Louisville, refused to stop.

After the pursuit traveled five miles at speeds of 105mph, Wilson Jr. lost control of the vehicle, crossed the median on the southbound lane of 25E and struck a guardrail. He then came back across the highway into the northbound lane and coasted into the parking lot of Community Trust Bank.

Once the vehicle came to rest Wilson Jr. fled the scene on foot through several yards. Troopers and MPD K-9 Officer Harvey Johnson with Atlas searched the area. After searching the mountainside and not finding him, Wilson Jr. was located by Tpr. Brigmon beside of a house in some bushes and taken into custody.

Troopers then search the vehicle locating a clear bag with a green leafy substance inside.

Christopher Lynn Wilson Jr. was then lodged in the Bell County Detention Center charged with speeding 26mph or greater over the speed limit, fleeing or evading police – 1st degree (motor vehicle), reckless driving, failure to or improper signal, no operators license, wanton endangerment – 1st degree – police officer, possession of Marijuana, buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, and fleeing or evading police – 2nd degree (on foot).

He is being held on a $10,000 cash bond.

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