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Nicholasville man charged after police chase

NICHOLASVILLE — A Nicholasville man faces several felony charges after he allegedly led police on a vehicle pursuit Sunday night in eastern Jessamine County.

James D. Davis, 19, was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, wanton endangerment of a police officer, fleeing and evading police, reckless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and auto theft.

A deputy tried to stop Davis' vehicle about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, but Davis would not pull over, Jessamine County sheriff's spokesman Allen Peel said. The officer sought to stop the vehicle for "suspicious activity," but the officer did not list on a report what that activity was.

The chase headed east on Union Mill Road (Ky. 169), police said. Davis' vehicle struck one vehicle at Union Mill and Collins Drive, causing minor injuries to two unidentified occupants who later went to the Ambulatory Care Center in Nicholasville to be checked out, Peel said.

The vehicle also struck a parked vehicle on Logana Pike before hitting a tree on that road, Peel said. Davis fled on foot but was arrested after a short chase.

Davis was arraigned Monday in Jessamine District Court and remains in the county jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bond.

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