Crime

Man tries to flee from police by jumping in pond

After police chased a man near Tates Creek High School on Wednesday afternoon, the man jumped into a pond.

The man, who was in his late teens to early 20s, was seen driving a stolen white Buick at about 2:15 p.m., Lt. Brad Ingram said.

When an officer pulled the man over at 1215 Centre Parkway, he bolted from the car and into an area of undeveloped land near Gainesway Park.

Police lost track of the man and called for dogs. Once one of the dogs “flushed him out,” the man ran across a small bridge spanning, Ingram said. After the man was corned on the bridge, he jumped into the water.

Police ordered the man to swim out of the pond, but he refused. The man also refused to be pulled from the water by rope, Ingram said.

The man eventually tired and swam toward a side of the pond at about 3 p.m., when he was apprehended.

The man was charged with receiving stolen property, a felony, and second-degree evading and fleeing from police, Ingram said. The man did not have identification on him, and police were still trying to identify him Wednesday night, Ingram said.

Fernando Alfonso III: 859-231-1324, @fernalfonso

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