Police chase ends in Shelby

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Shepherdsville man cornered in Simpsonville

By Lisa King

A Shepherdsville man was finally nabbed in a field in Simpsonville after leading police from several agencies on a chase through two counties Friday afternoon, police say.

Jeffersontown Police Sgt. Brian Gringrich said that Robert Lawson of Shepherdsville fled from police at a traffic stop in Jeffersontown, and the chase was on.

"He was stopped for a traffic violation and he gave the officer a false name, and when the officer went to run his information, he took off," Gingrich said.

For about an hour, from 4 to 5 p.m., Lawson lead the police on an eastbound chase, with several police agencies getting into the act, including Kentucky State Police, Shelby County Sheriff's Office and Simpsonville Police.

He finally ran off the road on Buck Creek Road in Simpsonville, through a field and a creek, where his vehicle was stopped when it became wedged between two trees, Gringrich said.

"Then we just went in a pulled him out," he said.

No one was injured in the incident.

Lawson is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, fleeing and evading police, first-degree criminal mischief, resisting arrest, giving a false name to an officer, driving on a suspended operator's license, and third-degree assault. He was also served with an Indiana warrant for failure to appear in court on drug charges.