LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Two men were arrested after police said they robbed a Circle K on Portland Avenue and led police on a pursuit in New Albany, Ind. on July 25.
At 2:28 a.m., Louisville Metro Police officers were flagged down by the clerk at a Circle K, located at 2100 Portland Avenue, according to the Louisville Metro Police Department.
The clerk told an officer they were just robbed by two black male subjects. The officer observed the vehicle, a 2007 white Chevy sedan, fleeing from the scene and attempted to stop the vehicle and it failed to stop. The vehicle continued north onto I-64 west and crossed the Sherman Minton Bridge into Indiana. Once in Indiana, according to ISP, the vehicle took Interstate 265 and then Grant Line Road into downtown New Albany. By this time, officers from the Indiana State Police and New Albany City Police assumed the pursuit.
Police said the vehicle pulled onto the property of the S. Ellen Jones School Building at 11th and Oak streets in New Albany. The vehicle stopped and the driver and passenger both fled on foot from the vehicle. The driver was apprehended by trooper Mike Davis after a short foot pursuit. The driver of the Chevrolet sedan was identified as, Dawan Q. Mulazim, 30, from Lexington, Ky, according to ISP.
The passenger of the vehicle, 22-year-old Quincinio Canada, was apprehended by the New Albany City Police Department.
According to ISP, this was a low speed pursuit in Indiana with speeds mostly in the 40 MPH range. No cars were wrecked and no one was injured during the pursuit in Indiana. This investigation is continuing.
Mulazim was arrested and charged, in Indiana, with resisting law enforcement with a vehicle and on foot, serious violent felon in possession of a handgun, possession of a stolen handgun and carrying a handgun without a permit. In Kentucky Mulazim is charged with robbery in the first, fleeing or evading police, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. He is incarcerated at the Floyd County Jail awaiting his first court appearance.
Canada is charged with robbery in the first, fleeing or evading police, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon in Kentucky. He is incarcerated at the Floyd County Jail.
The LMPD Robbery Unit responded.