E’town man leads police on chase


An Elizabethtown man was arrested Sunday night after his vehicle was clocked going 86 mph on Patriot Parkway and then fled as a Hardin County Sheriff’s Office deputy pursued.

Eric Juan Brown, 22, faces four Class D felony charges, including first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer.

According to an arrest citation, Brown said he fled from police because he had active warrants.

As the deputy pursued Brown, who was driving a black 2017 Hyundai Elantra, first on Ky. 220 and then South Wilson Road and Vine Street in Radcliff, he passed vehicles on 220 and nearly struck a person coming out of a convenience store, the citation stated. Brown then drove south on U.S. 31W and then drove into other areas off the highway before he stopped his vehicle on Southland Drive and fled on foot. He was caught when he was tased when he ran onto South Street.

Brown also is charged with felony counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle and on foot, as well as numerous traffic offenses and resisting arrest.

He was on probation at the time of his arrest, according to Hardin County Detention Center records and had failed to appear on a traffic offense.

He is being held in lieu of a $50,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center.

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