Kentucky State Police Post 4 says no arrests had been as of Sunday afternoon for two suspects wanted in connection with driving stolen vehicles and leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase Saturday night into Elizabethtown.
One of the vehicles, a black SUV, ended up in Freeman Lake just off of Ring Road.
KSP was notified about assisting the St. Matthews Police Department in recovering several vehicles reported stolen earlier in the day that last were known traveling southbound on Interstate 65. The vehicles were involved in a stolen vehicle ring investigation by the St. Matthews Police Department, according to a KSP news release
KSP located the first vehicle, a white Corvette, on I-65 near the Bullitt County line. The Corvette was quickly stopped without incident. Troopers then observed another one of the vehicles, a burgundy Chevrolet Corvette traveling southbound near the 113-mile marker traveling in excess of 123 mph, according to the release.
Troopers pursued the second Corvette but soon lost sight of it right before . KSP later located the Corvette abandoned at the Five Star on North Mulberry Street, the release said.
While attempting to fid the other Corvette, troopers observed two other vehicles reported stolen on North Mulberry near Speedway. As troopers activated their emergency lights one of the vehicles, a BMW, stopped and the driver fled on foot. The other vehicle, a Jeep Trailhawk, fled at a high rate of speed before turning west onto Ring Road, the release stated.
Troopers lost sight of the Jeep and looked around the area. The Elizabethtown Police Department later found it submerged in Freeman Lake. The release states according to reports the driver got out of the vehicle and ran away before the vehicle entered the water.
KSP was able to recover four of the vehicles reported stolen, which will be turned over to the St. Matthews Police Department. Charges relating to the vehicle thefts will be handled by St. Matthews Police Department.
Kentucky State Police spokesman Scotty Sharp said at least one of the men being sought could be armed. He said police are unsure if the suspects remain in the area.
Sharp said an adult male dressed in white shorts, white shirt with white Crocs was in the area of Motel 6 on North Mulberry Street. Sharp said that man is believed to be armed.
The other man, described as wearing red and black shorts and with braided hair, was last seen in the area near Freeman Lake.
Anyone who may have seen the suspects is encouraged to contact any local law enforcement agency or dial 911.