Franklin County

Driver charged after chase through downtown Danville ends in crash at Centre College

A man led officers on a chase through downtown Danville on Sunday before he was caught and arrested, Danville police said in a news release.

Bradley Young, 31, of Danville was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest, and second-degree criminal mischief.

About noon Sunday, Danville police received a tip that Young, wanted on a Franklin County arrest warrant for probation or parole violation, was at a home on Locust Street.

Several officers went to the area because Young had fled police on other occasions. As officers arrived at the Locust Street home, a silver Chevrolet Cavalier slowly pulled away from the street and headed north on Locust.

Sgt. Kyle Lyons, who was southbound on Locust, turned on his blue emergency lights as the Cavalier approached, but as Lyons got out of his patrol car, the Cavalier accelerated, went around the patrol car and nearly struck another patrol car seconds later at Pollard and Chestnut streets.

The Cavalier, driven by Young, then led police on a chase through downtown Danville, police said. The car struck a parked vehicle but continued on. It eventually crashed into a gate behind the Brockman fraternity house on the Centre College campus. Young then was arrested.

He also was charged with driving on a suspended license and 13 counts of disregarding a stop sign. He was being held in the Boyle County jail.