LIMA — A Kentucky couple who tried to outrun state troopers in a chase that saw them driving the wrong way on Interstate 75 have been indicted.
Shawn M. Gregory, 22, of Fisherville, Kentucky, was charged with failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, grand theft of a motor vehicle, attempted vehicular assault, and receiving stolen property. He faces up to nine years in prison on the charges, according to Allen County court records.
Kaylee E. Herman, 21, of Louisville, Kentucky, was indicted on the charges of grand theft of a motor vehicle and receiving stolen property. She faces up to three years in prison, according to Allen County court records.
The June 16 chase stretched from near Beaverdam to past Cridersville. It began in the southbound lane of Interstate 75 before the driver drove across the median into the northbound lane and crashed into two state patrol cars.
Gregory and Herman were sought for charges in Hancock County. State troopers attempted to stop the vehicle in the southbound lane near Beaverdam but the driver did not stop and the pursuit began.
Troopers deployed stop sticks near Bluelick Road and deflated the left front tire of the vehicle. Officials said Gregory then struck a trooper’s vehicle during the chase and tried to continue to drive off.
A short time later, officials said, Gregory drove over a paved crossover and into the south lane of I-75. Troopers intentionally struck the vehicle and disabled it near Cridersville.
Gregory and Herman were taken into custody at the scene.
Both were wanted in connection with a stolen vehicle in Hancock County and are suspects in several theft cases from vehicles.
Numerous police agencies participated in the chase that reached speeds in excess of 100 mph.
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