Lexington man faces multiple charges after 50-mile chase, police say

Daniel Moody
Daniel Moody

A Lexington man was arrested and charged with multiple offenses after a police pursuit through four counties, Kentucky State Police said.

No one was injured in the pursuit Friday, but Daniel Moody, 28, was charged with two counts of reckless driving; two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment; speeding; fleeing and evading; trafficking in heroin; and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, according to a police report.

His passenger, Kristine Muncie, 32, of Lexington was arrested on five unrelated warrants.

Moody and Muncie were taken to the Fayette County Detention Center.

Shortly before 6 p.m. Friday, a state police trooper and Scott County deputies located a 2000 Lincoln on Interstate 64 at the 72-mile marker in Fayette County.

Lexington police had advised agencies that the driver of the car, Moody, had outstanding warrants and that he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Lexington police had attempted to stop the same car driven by Moody in Lexington, but he successfully evaded police, the report said. Lexington asked other police agencies to attempt to locate Moody and gave a description of the car and a possible route of travel on I-64.

When Moody's vehicle was located traveling east on I-64, the trooper attempted to stop it, but Moody refused to pull over. A pursuit began in Fayette County and continued through Clark and Montgomery counties. The 27-minute pursuit covered 50 miles and ended in Bath County when a Scott County deputy disabled Moody's Lincoln.

A state police news release did not specify how the car was disabled.

Moody discarded a handgun during a short foot pursuit that ended with his apprehension, police said.