Two arrested in Bullitt County after police pursuit begins in Boston area

The alleged stolen truck recovered Friday by the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office.



Friday, June 14, 2019, 11:55 p.m. — An investigation by the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office of a reported stolen vehicle landed two people in jail following a police pursuit that began on Boston Road and ended on I-65 at the Cedar Grove Road exit.

At 2:08 p.m. Friday, the sheriff’s office responded to a report of a possible stolen white Ford pickup truck heading west from Bardstown on Boston Road. Deputies confirmed the vehicle was reported stolen to Mount Washington police.

The truck had been in the Timber Trails area but left and continued on to Boston. Deputy Jerry Hardin located the truck near the Boston Food Mart and attempted a traffic stop. The vehicle did not stop but turned onto Lebanon Junction Road traveling north. Hardin was joined by Deputy Dalton Pinkston, and the pair followed the truck north to I-65 and northbound until the truck left the interstate at Cedar Grove Road, where it ran into the median and struck an embankment.


The occupants fled on foot. Hardin’s K-9 apprehended the driver; a female passenger continued to run but was later apprehended with the help of the Shepherdsville Police Department.

James Tyler Smith, 29, of Bardstown, was charged with speeding, 26 mph or more over limit; wanton endangerment, first-degree, police officer; wanton endangerment, first-degree; fleeing or evading police, first-degree (motor vehicle); fleeing or evading police, first-degree (on foot); reckless driving; leaving the scene of an accident; receiving stolen property under $10,000; resisting arrest. Smith also arrested on charges from May that include of failure to appear, receiving stolen property, $10,000 or more; operating on a suspended or revoked operators license.

Smith’s passenger, Brooke Lae Graft, 26, of Mount Washington, was charged with fleeing or evading police, first-degree (on foot); and complicity to receiving stolen property under $10,000.

Both were lodged in the Nelson County Jail. The investigation is ongoing.


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