A 24-year-old man faces multiple charges after leading Lexington police on a car and foot pursuit Saturday morning with his girlfriend and their young son in the vehicle. The woman and child were not injured, Lt. Chris Van Brackel said.
According to police, Marko Marcell Givens is charged with two counts of unlawful imprisonment; second-degree burglary; fleeing and evading police in a vehicle and on foot; violation of a Kentucky domestic violence order; second degree criminal mischief; and third-degree assault.
Givens also is charged with several traffic violations in connection with Saturday's incident, as well as having several unrelated outstanding warrants, police said in a news release.
It all began shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday, when police went to an apartment in the 1200 block of Centre Parkway because of multiple calls about domestic violence, Van Brackel said. Family members told officers that Givens kicked in a door, assaulted the woman and caused extensive damage inside the apartment.
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Van Brackel said the woman tried to get into her car with their son, but Givens took control of the vehicle and drove off with the woman and child. The woman secretly sent text messages to her brother stating that she was being held against her will.
Van Brackel said police tried to stop the vehicle near Georgetown Street and Roosevelt Boulevard, and a short pursuit began.
Police said Givens stopped on Pemberton Street and ran, but was apprehended moments later near Fifth and Chestnut streets.