Crime

Trio leads police on chase, flees after Green County homeowner opens fire

For nearly an hour on Wednesday, three people led police from five departments on a chase through two counties.

At one point, the three parked behind a house in Green County and forced their way inside to hide, but they ran back to their Chevrolet Camaro and fled after the homeowner shot at them, state police said.

"They were forced out," said Trooper Billy Gregory, spokesman for the state police post in the region.

Police had briefly lost sight of the suspects' car before that, but when the fugitives hit the highway, officers spotted them and continued the pursuit.

In Campbellsville, police flattened tires on the trio's car with a strip of metal spikes. The three jumped out of the car at a church parking lot and tried to run away, but police caught them.

Police charged Donald G. Brockman, 42; Jacquelyn Renee Smith, 25, of Campbellsville; and Timothy Ray Curry, 31, with second-degree burglary. All three are from Campbellsville, though Brockman listed a Lexington address, Gregory said.

Police suspect the three committed a number of burglaries, and more charges against them are likely, Gregory said.

The chase started about 9 a.m. after police got a report that three people had forced their way into a home near the Taylor County/Green County line. The homeowner gave police a description of a white Camaro. A deputy sheriff spotted the suspects soon after and started chasing them when they didn't stop, state police said, and during the chase the trio tried to hide in the house in Green County.

Various police agencies joined the pursuit as it went from Taylor County to Green County and then back.

More than 20 officers were involved at one point, Gregory said.

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