KSP seeking fugitives involved in high speed pursuit in Madison County


WBON-TV has been investigating reports of a high speed chase which occurred yesterday afternoon in Richmond. Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post is asking for the public’s assistance with locating two wanted fugitives after that vehicle pursuit.

Police say the incident occurred just before 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, when a Kentucky State Police Trooper observed an individual with active warrants operating a red Chevrolet truck at the Valero Gas Station on North Keeneland Drive in Richmond.

KSP Trooper attempted to make a traffic stop on two individuals identified as Benjamin C. Johnson, 28 years old of Waco and Destiny G. Burns, 20 years old of Berea in the gas station parking lot. Johnson allegedly failed to yield at which point a pursuit was initiated.

KSP Troopers followed the fleeing vehicle on Tates Creek Road for approximately 8 miles. The pursuit then turned onto Whitlock Road for approximately 3 miles and was terminated due to roadway conditions. KSP Troopers saturated the area for several hours but were unable to locate Johnson and Burns. Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to contact local law enforcement or the Kentucky State Police, Richmond Post at 859-623-2404.