Kentucky Man Arrested in Hardin County for Attempted Murder, Fleeing Police

Kentucky Man Arrested in Hardin County for Attempted Murder, Fleeing Police

HARDIN COUNTY – A Kentucky man is facing two charges of Attempted Murder of a Peace Officer, Aggravated Fleeing among other charges following an incident in Hardin County late Saturday night.

According to the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle for moving violations. The driver of the vehicle, Jerrad Wilson of Salem, KY, initially stopped for the deputies but fled the traffic stop after contact was made. A pursuit ensued with speeds reaching over 105 mph in a 25 mph zone.

Wilson took deputies and the sheriff into Elizabethtown, through several private yards and back to Highway 146 towards Rosiclare. Wilson turned his vehicle around at Dollar General where he positioned his vehicle towards an officer’s vehicle and accelerated in an attempt to strike the officer. Wilson then proceeded back towards Conkle’s corner where deputies were stationed to intercept.

Wilson reached speeds of 110 mph and changed lanes into the lane deputies occupied in an attempt to hit the squad head on, which deputies avoided the collision by feet. Wilson continued into Elizabethtown in excess of 100 mph, through more private yards and eventually struck a telephone pole. Wilson fled on foot and units lost sight of him.

After an extensive search on foot, assistance was requested from Gallatin County, Pope County and Saline County K9. With the help of Saline County K9 Basso and his handler, Wilson was found hiding in a private boat and taken into custody without incident.

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