Louisville man charged with fleeing police in stolen car

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By Staff

A 33-year-old Louisville man was arrested early Monday morning after a high-speed chase with police.

According to a citation completed by the Bardstown Police Department, an officer was on patrol late Tuesday night when he saw a vehicle traveling recklessly and at a high rate of speed on North Third Street. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver — later identified as Cory Richardson — failed to stop and ran a stop sign and light while turning onto other streets. The report indicates Richardson nearly struck two other vehicles during the pursuit.

The original pursuing officer lost sight of Richardson, according to the report, and another law enforcement officer saw the vehicle stop in the vicinity of West Hallstead. Richardson allegedly exited the car through a window and a police pursuit continued on foot.

Richardson was later found hiding in a shed on West Hallstead, according to the report, and officers learned the car he is accused of driving had been reported stolen out of Jefferson County. Richardson was evaluated at Flaget Memorial Hospital and then lodged in the Nelson County Jail. He is charged with fleeing police, reckless driving, disregarding a stop sign and traffic light, leaving the scene of an accident, first-degree wanton endangerment, third-degree burglary and receiving stolen property $10,000 or more, according to an arrest citation. Richardson had an arraignment scheduled for Tuesday afternoon after press time for this edition.

Court records indicate Richardson has a small criminal history in Jefferson County, including possession of drug paraphernalia, second-degree robbery, third-degree burglary, and speeding.