Police News for April 26

April 26, 2004

Man arrested after police chase

A Mount Vernon man faces a number of traffic and misdemeanor charges after he allegedly led authorities on a high-speed chase Friday through Boyle, Garrard and Jessamine counties, police said.

Lesley A. Bryant was charged with speeding 72 miles per hour in a 55 zone, first-degree fleeing or evading police, two counts of reckless driving, five counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, six counts of disregarding a traffic control device, third offense driving with a license suspended for driving under the influence of intoxicants, and DUI (illegal drugs). Domestic violence charges are pending, police said.

Boyle County Sheriff LeeRoy Hardin said officers got in pursuit on U.S. 150 east of Danville when Bryant allegedly was speeding. The pursuit ended when Bryant's vehicle struck a Nicholasville city limit sign and he fled on foot.


An 18-year-old woman, who was not identified, and a 16-year-old girl also were in the vehicle. The woman reportedly is wanted on robbery charges and was lodged in the Boyle County Detention Center. The teenager was detained. Bryant was lodged in the Boyle jail.

Thefts reported to Danville police

Three thefts are under investigation by Danville Police Department:

A theft of a trailer from the city's wastewater plant was reported Tuesday. The theft occurred within the previous two weeks, but the time is unknown. The 16-foot black trailer is described as a tandem axle trailer with a wooden floor.

Someone stole a Honda gas-powered generator at 1 p.m. Friday from a truck parked at Danville Auto Machine Shop, 520 S. Fourth St. The generator, a gas tank and jumper cables were taken from the bed Mary Ryan's truck.

Paul Morse, owner of Paul Morse Baseball Academy, told police his business at 308 Fackler St. was burglarized at 1:50 a.m. Saturday and baseball bats, a radar gun and video camera were taken.

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