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Suspect in custody following police pursuit from Indiana to Bullitt County

LMPD officers assisted Jeffersonville Police with a pursuit that started in Indiana around 2 p.m. on I-65. The pursuit ended in Bullitt County with one arrest.

SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. — A stolen vehicle led to a pursuit through multiple counties in Indiana and Kentucky, ending with a man’s arrest.

According to a news release, Kentucky State Police said they were notified about a pursuit on I-65 South near I-265 involving a vehicle that was carjacked by gunpoint out of Jeffersonville, Indiana.

Police in Jeffersonville spotted the vehicle and a pursuit followed shortly after.

The suspect, later identified as 55-year-old Jeffrey Thomas of Louisville, crossed into Kentucky where State Police said they joined the pursuit at the 117 mile-marker on I-65 near Shepherdsville.

Police allege the suspect was traveling and driving recklessly with speeds reaching 100 mph.

Credit: Bullitt County Detention Center
Jeffrey Thomas

The pursuit came to an end at the Welcome Center on I-65 in Bullitt County after Louisville Metro Police’s SWAT team was called in to assist.

Thomas was taken into custody without incident but later sent to UofL Hospital as a precautionary measure.

Traffic on I-65 was backed up for a couple of hours.

Thomas is facing a number of charges including receiving stolen property, wanton endangerment and fleeing and evading police.

He’s currently being housed at the Bullitt County Detention Center.

Credit: John Humphress

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