Taylorsville man facing charges following high-speed 3-county police pursuit


Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 –– A Taylorsville man was arrested early Wednesday morning by the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office after deputies were involved in a three-county high-speed pursuit that began in Bardstown and ended in a Spencer County mobile home park.


At about 11 p.m., Bardstown City Police began a pursuit of a black Honda that allegedly was pulling a log splitter stolen from Lowe’s in Bardstown. City police continued the pursuit through Bardstown and north on US31E and ended the pursuit at about the city limits.

The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office deputies continued the pursuit north of Bardstown. The pursuit continued into Bullitt County to Mount Washington, where the Honda turned onto KY44 East and then north onto King’s Church Road and then south onto Whitfield Lane. Deputies pursued the suspect vehicle to the Dogwood Circle and a mobile home park. The suspects left the vehicle and were taken into custody at about midnight.

Patrick Bruce Davidson, 48, of Taylorsville, was charged with wanton endangerment, first-degree, police officer (3 counts); fleeing or evading police, first-degree (motor vehicle); fleeing or evading police, second-degree (on foot); speeding 25 mph over limit; theft by unlawful taking or disposition, all others $500 or more but under$10,000; resisting arrest; unlawful imprisonment, first-degree; and reckless driving.


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