Theft suspect flees LSO deputy at speeds in excess of 80 MPH down Fifth St. in London

London, KY - Sheriff John Root is reporting that Sgt. Larry Parrott along with Sgt. Robbie Grimes and Deputy Jamie Grimes assisted by London City Police department arrested an individual that had had fled from Walmart's loss prevention team on Friday night March 4, 2016 at approximately 8:26 PM.

Arrested was: Bradley Davidson age 22 of Marlin Jones Road, London. KY.

The arrest occurred after deputies observed a black colored Chevrolet van that had fled from Walmart's loss prevention team following a shoplifting theft at London Walmart.

Sgt. Parrott who was in the vicinity observed the vehicle turn onto KY 192 traveling westbound from Walmart's parking lot. Sgt. Parrott activated his emergency equipment attempting a traffic stop, however the vehicle failed to stop turning onto Fifth Street traveling eastbound into the City of London.

The vehicle traveled at speeds of over 80 mph traveling down Fifth Street where Sgt. Robbie Grimes attempted to block the vehicle to stop it, however the vehicle violently rammed Sgt. Grimes's cruiser striking his cruiser and a Domino's pizza delivery vehicle.

The van continued through stop signs and red lights without due regard for the safety of other drivers. Sgt. Grimes was able to forcibly stop the van at the railroad tracks behind Mrs. Smith's bakery where a short foot pursuit occurred and after a brief struggle with the suspect, he was taken into custody.

Investigation determined that the total value of the shoplifting theft at Walmart was $17.46. Investigation also determined that this subject was under the influence of drugs.

Bradley Davidson was charged with two counts of wanton endangerment – first-degree – police officer is victim; assault third-degree – police officer is victim; fleeing or evading police – first-degree – motor vehicle; fleeing or evading police – first-degree – on foot; criminal mischief – first-degree; resisting arrest; operating a motor vehicle under the influence – first offense; speeding 26 mph or more over the speed limit; reckless driving; disregarding a stop sign; disregarding a traffic control device – traffic lights; operating on suspended or revoked operators license; and numerous other traffic offenses.....In addition, this subject was charged with theft by unlawful taking – shoplifting.

Bradley Davidson was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

Ambulance Inc. of Laurel County assisted.

Inset photo of the accused is courtesy of the Laurel County Detention Center.

Photos of damaged cruiser and suspect's vehicle provided by Sgt. Grimes and Deputy Gilbert Acciardo.

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