A Somerset, KY man was arrested after leading law enforcement officers on a vehicle pursuit that left two Sheriff's Office cruisers damaged.
According to Sheriff Greg Speck, at approximately 7:10 PM on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Deputy Tan Hudson and Sergeant Kyle Wilson observed a vehicle near the intersection of Murphy Avenue and South Main Street that had been reported as stolen earlier in the day.
Deputy Hudson activated his emergency equipment in order to conduct a traffic stop. The driver of the red 1998 Nissan Frontier accelerated and attempted to flee from the deputies. The pursuit proceeded for approximately 12 minutes up Highway 27 to Norwood Road, West Highway 80, Ringgold Road and Wilson Road. The vehicle failed to stop at several stop signs and disregarded several traffic control devices at speeds in excess of 85 MPH.
Constable Mike Wallace successfully deployed "stop sticks" near the intersection of North Highway 27 and I-66 which began the deflation of the suspect's vehicle tires. The vehicle then proceeded southbound on Highway 27 for over a mile in the northbound lanes. As the vehicle neared the intersection of Highway 27 and Highway 80 a Sheriff's Office supervisor authorized Deputy Marcus Harrison to conduct a "pit maneuver" to end the pursuit before it reached the busy intersection.
The suspect fled on foot when the vehicle was disabled by the maneuver. After a short foot pursuit, the suspect, Jordan S. Coomer, age 23 of Nelson Valley Road was apprehended by Deputies and Officers of the Somerset Police Department.
Neither law enforcement officers nor the suspect were injured during the incident.
Coomer was charged with the following:
- Theft by Unlawful Taking Auto-$500 or More but Under/$10000
- Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle)
- Fleeing or Evading Police, 1st Degree (On Foot)
- Wanton Endangerment-1st Degree
- Criminal Mischief, 1st Degree
- Reckless Driving
- Speeding 26 MPH or > Speed Limit
- Disregarding Stop Sign
Jordan S. Coomer was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center without further incident.
The investigation continues by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office. Additional charges may be forthcoming as the investigation proceeds.