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After two foot chases and the injury of an officer, Bardstown Police have arrested and correctly identified a man who, ar first, gave them a false name.
Samuel Diego Jimenez initially identified himself to police as Jarquin J. Esau when he was arrested Sunday. Capt. Tom Roby said Jimenez has been deported to Mexico twice, and this will be his third deportation. Roby said he was last deported after he was arrested in Cincinnati with a weapon.
“He’s probably going to be prosecuted federally,” Roby said.
Jimenez, 20, ran from Bardstown police after they responded to a complaint of an intoxicated and armed, disorderly, male at 158 Caldwell Ave. Sunday around 2:30 a.m.
Officers were informed that the Hispanic man was wearing a black shirt and blue jeans and had fled the scene on foot.
During the pursuit, officers saw Jimenez reaching into his front waistband and looking over his shoulder. They lost sight of him as he entered a wood line in a high brush area.
Nelson County Sheriff’s Deputy Jerry Hardin and his K-9 were contacted to respond to the scene for assistance but were unable to track Jimenez.
Police later received another complaint that Jimenez was back at 158 Caldwell Ave. and was trying to leave in a vehicle. When officers returned, Jimenez fled on foot from police again. During the chase, police say they saw him throw a handgun away.
Roby said no shots were fired.
Police caught up to Jimenez in the back yard of a nearby home where he began to fight and resist arrest.
A Taser was used to subdue him but police are unsure if it made clear contact with Jimenez.
Deputy Reece Riley received a minor injury to his lip while trying to arrest Jimenez. He was treated at Flaget Memorial Hospital.
Roby said it’s often a routine thing for people to run from the police.
“It’s not uncommon to have a couple flee in a month,” he said.
Police found a Bryco Jennings 9 mm handgun with a round in the chamber and four rounds in the magazine.
Jimenez was arrested and charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree fleeing or evading police on foot, carrying a concealed weapon, third-degree assault of a police officer and resisting arrest.