Man convicted in connection with 4 teens' deaths arrested again


Posted on February 4, 2014 at 2:42 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 4 at 6:25 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A Louisville man who served time for killing four teens in a 2008 high speed chase involving police is back behind bars.

Herbert Lee was back in court, facing numerous charges.

He was arrested Monday night, Feb. 3, for driving a stolen vehicle, fleeing police and, according to a police report, assaulting an officer.

For the widow of Mark Hampton who lost three children in the 2008 crash, she hopes this is a wake up call for Lee.

"Hopefully it won't take him hurting someone else or losing his life. You do not want another family going through what we did," Alsharonda Hampton, the victims' step mother said.

This latest run-in with the law happened at 22nd and Broadway.

Police said they were following a stolen car that Lee was driving. According to the report, Lee jumped from the car near the 1800 block of Magazine and started running. Police found him hiding in Barbara Keylan's granddaughter's car on West Madison Street.

"Aw, it scared us. It scared us. My granddaughter was afraid to get back in her car," Keylen said.

Once police arrested Lee, he kicked out the rear window of the police car and is accused of assaulting police officers. It's a shocking escalation for Hampton, who thought Lee was on the right track.

"He knew my door was always open. Me and Mark did have that open door policy. He knew my number to call and he never reached out to me," Hampton said.

Lee served time for manslaughter after a crash that killed four teens in 2008. Months after his release, he was arrested for stealing a rental car then, this past November, he was released again. Hampton feels Lee needs to be back behind bars.

"I hope he'll change for the better and do something positive for the community," Hampton said.

Herbert Lee will be back in court on these latest charges Feb. 14.