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Columbia PD Officer nabs fugitive in foot chase near Bypass

'CPD officer Josh Brockman observed the male suspect running out of the woods into a yard. After identifying himself as a police officer the suspect continued to run back into the woods. Officer Brockman gave chase and caught suspect around the bypass as KSP troopers were able to head him off.'
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Note: An individual charged by police or in a warrant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at some later criminal proceeding.

By Ofc. Josh Brockman, Public Information Officer
Columbia Police Department charges Bowling Green resident after being called to assist in pursuit.

On February 13, 2017 around 10:30pmCT the Columbia Police Department was dispatched to South 55 in reference to a pursuit heading into Adair County in excess of 100 mph being led by the Russell County Sheriff's Office.


The vehicle was disabled by spike strips deployed by KSP trooper Levi Scott in the area of Gaddie Shamrock and the operator fled on foot.>BR?>BR? After nearly a two hour search by Russell County Sheriff's office, Kentucky State Police, Columbia Police Department, Adair County Sheriff's Office and Adair County Constable Jason Rector, officers were unable to find him.

Approximately 1 hour later an off-duty dispatcher saw the suspect cross the road on South 55 near the bypass and officers converged on the area.

CPD officer Josh Brockman observed the male suspect running out of the woods into a yard. After identifying himself as a police officer the suspect continued to run back into the woods. Officer Brockman gave chase and caught suspect around the bypass as KSP troopers were able to head him off.

Cordez Lawerence, 33, of Bowling Green was charged by Columbia Police with Fleeing and Evading Police, 2 degree On Foot and was released to the custody of Russell County Sheriff's Office where he faces multiple felony charges in addition to 4 outstanding warrants.


This story was posted on 2017-02-14 13:56:36
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