Jessamine County

Fugitive drives through yards in Nicholasville

A man who is wanted in several Central Kentucky counties fled from Nicholasville police Monday afternoon in a stolen car. Paul David Brown, 31, was sitting in a silver 2006 Volkswagen Jetta parked at 229 Green Street in Nicholasville when police arrived at about 3:15 p.m. to check out a report that the car was stolen, according to a news release.

As police approached and saw him in the car, they identified themselves, and at that point Brown put the car into reverse and drove into the back yard of the home. He drove across several back yards before getting back onto the street and driving away. Police said the car, which had Kentucky license plate number 011BJN, was stolen from Lexington on Saturday.

On Friday night, Brown, driving a stolen vehicle, led police on a chase from Lawrenceburg to Jessamine County, where he wrecked the vehicle and then eluded police, said Nicholasville police officer Kevin Grimes.

He said Brown is wanted in Mercer, Garrard and Boyle counties. He said Nicholasville police intend to get warrants for Brown’s arrest for fleeing and evading and receiving stolen property.

In 2006, while wanted for felony charges in Jessamine County, Brown tried to elude officers by driving a stolen sport utility vehicle through several fields before abandoning it behind a barn in Clinton County. After several hours and a long foot pursuit through a wooded area, Brown was captured.