Kentucky man arrested after leading officers of high speed chase through multiple counties

Published 6:04 am Tuesday, August 3, 2021

A Kentucky man is in jail after leading officers on a high-speed chase through three counties.

According to the Menifee County Sheriffs Office, Aat approximately 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, depuites attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle being operated by Joshua Baynum,31, of California, Kentucky,  for traffic violations and suspicion of operating a stolen vehicle.

Baynum ignored the traffic stop leading deputies on a 40 mile pursuit where speeds reached excess of 118 mph. The pursuit lead through Montgomery County into Clark, ending in Winchester.

Baynum was forced to stop after Clark County Deputies deployed a spike strip on I-64 where he continued for approximately 2 miles by vehicle then fled on foot after being forced to stop. Baynum led Officers from multiple agencies on a brief foot pursuit lasting approximately 1/2 a mile. He was then placed into custody and lodged into the Montgomery County Regional Jail on the following charges:

  • Speeding 26MPH or > than speed limit
  • Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle)
  • Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree (On Foot)
  • Oper Mtr Vehicle U/Infl Substance (AGG CIRCUM) 1ST OFF
  • Resisting Arrest
  • TBUT Auto $10,000 or More but U/1,000,000
  • (x12)-Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree Police Office
  • Trafficking in Stolen Identities
  • Poss. Cont. Substance 1st Degree ( Methamphetamine