Man arrested after threatening to shoot Lexington police who were following him

Marcus Lamonte Hill
Marcus Lamonte Hill

A man accused of threatening to shoot Lexington police officers during a low-speed pursuit Monday was arrested Wednesday.

Marcus Lamonte Hill, 23, was charged with several counts, including terroristic threatening, reckless driving and second-degree fleeing or evading police, according to the Fayette County jail.

An officer reported that a person was “driving hazardously” on Eureka Springs Drive about 10:42 p.m. Monday, according to court documents. The officer reported that the vehicle was speeding, tailgating another vehicle, running stop signs and swerving into oncoming traffic.

The officer followed the vehicle, and the driver reportedly slowed down once he noticed the officer behind him.

The officer turned on his lights and sirens, according to the documents. The driver reportedly kept driving 20 to 25 mph.

Eventually the officer was told by dispatch that the suspect had called 911 and told dispatchers he wouldn’t stop until a black officer or a supervisor could meet with him, according to the court documents.

The suspect agreed to meet an officer at a nearby Speedway, according to the documents. When the officers passed the Speedway, they saw the suspect parked in the middle of the intersection.

The officers turned on their lights to avoid a collision, according to the documents. The suspect took off again, but officers were told by a duty commander to stop following.

Officers were told the suspect warned dispatchers that he had a gun and would shoot the police officers if they continued trying to stop him, according to the court documents.

Officers turned and drove away from the suspect, according to the documents. A warrant was issued for Hill’s arrest.

Hill was also charged with driving without registration plates, having a permit and driving without a licensed driver and disregarding a traffic control device.