Crime

After chase, police arrest man wanted on murder warrant in November homicide

Eyron Jamar Smith
Eyron Jamar Smith

A man who led police on a high-speed chase was arrested early Saturday in connection with a November homicide, authorities said.

University of Kentucky Police Chief Joe Monroe said Eyron Jamar Smith, 23, was traveling on South Limestone about 4 a.m. when a police officer noticed the vehicle had no headlights.

When the officer tried to pull Smith over, Smith refused to stop, according to UK police.

He sped up and eventually stopped at Alumni Drive and Nicholasville Road, where he got out and ran.

UK police tackled and arrested Smith near the intersection of University and Alumni drives.

A second man also fled, but he was not caught, Monroe said.

UK police said they found a .45 caliber pistol, synthetic marijuana, marijuana and crack cocaine in Smith's car. Smith is charged with murder in the Nov. 16 slaying of Walter Gray, 31, who was found with multiple gunshot wounds on pavement near Warnock and Goodloe streets, Monroe said.

UK police also charged Smith with fleeing and evading police, carrying a concealed weapon, driving under the influence in addition to possession of synthetic marijuana, marijuana and crack cocaine. He was also arrested on a second warrant for failure to appear, Monroe said.

Devin Marquell Jones, 26, and Terrico Walter Williams, 23, were charged with murder last week in the slaying of Gray.

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