A Kentucky man led the Menifee County Sheriffs Office on a 40 mile chase late Sunday night: one that spanned three counties. According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle being operated by 31-year-old Joshua Baynum of California, Kentucky for traffic violations and suspicion of operating a stolen vehicle.
Police say that Baynum ignored the traffic stop, and then led deputies on a 40 mile pursuit where speeds reached excess of 118 MPH. The pursuit lead through Montgomery County into Clark, finally ending in Winchester.
Baynum was forced to stop after Clark County Deputies deployed a spike strip on I-64 where he continued for approximately 2 miles by vehicle then allegedly fled on foot after being forced to stop.
Baynum led officers from multiple agencies on a brief foot pursuit spanning around 1/2 of a mile. He was then placed into custody and lodged into the Montgomery County Regional Jail on the following charges
Speeding 26MPH or > than speed limit, Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle and on foot), Aggravated DUI, Resisting Arrest, theft by unlawful taking of an auto $10,000 or More, (x12)-Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree of a Police Officer, Trafficking in Stolen Identities, and Poss. Cont. Substance 1st Degree ( Methamphetamine)
Menifee S.O. would like to thank Montgomery County S.O., Clark County S.O., Winchester PD and KSP for their assistance.