An Eastview man is facing several felony charges after he was arrested Tuesday night following a police chase on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
Steven Kolley, 29, was pursued by the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office and Kentucky State Police with speeds reaching as high as 83 mph, according to an arrest citation.
Kolley was driving a 1985 Harley-Davidson south on Ring Road about 10:31 p.m. with no tail light, according to a citation. When he pulled into the Love’s Travel Stop Center near the Western Kentucky Parkway, he was asked by a Hardin County Sheriff’s deputy to step away from his motorcycle. He failed to comply, the citation said, and instead started the motorcycle, ran next to it and was tased in an attempt to keep him from fleeing.
According to the arrest citation, the tase did not make a good connection with Kolley and he fled on the motorcycle.
He was seen throwing “what appeared to be bags” from a saddle bag on the motorcycle.
After a pursuit by the sheriff’s office and state police followed Kolley and he eventually stopped at the intersection of St. John Road and Long Grove Road “and dumped the motorcycle in a yard,” a citation said.
Police found marijuana dabs, methamphetamine, scales and pipes on Kolley, and a loaded .22 caliber handgun in a saddle bag on the motorcycle.
Kolley is charged with Class D felony counts of tampering with physical evidence; first-degree wanton endangerment; first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer; first-degree fleeing or evading police on a motorcycle; possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and first offense trafficking in marijuana less than 8 ounces — gun enhanced, all punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted.
He’s also charged with first offense, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance — methamphetamine, gun enhanced, a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted, and numerous traffic violations.
Kolley is being held in lieu of a $15,000 cash bond in the Hardin County Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear Tuesday on a bench warrant for his arrest in Hardin Circuit Court on a charge of third offense or more, first-degree possession of a controlled substance — methamphetamine from a February arrest and will appear Sept. 18 in Hardin District Court on the charges from Tuesday night.