Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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February 25, 2010

Man arrested following chase

GLASGOW — A nearly hour-long car chase that wound through Barren County, into Hart County and back into Barren County ended Wednesday afternoon as the suspect crashed into the Calvary Baptist Church Worship Center on East Cherry Street. 

Billy R. Stinnett, 28, of 304 Georgetown Lane in Glasgow, led police in what started out as a complaint of reckless driving on Peterson Road in Hiseville that became a high-speed pursuit on from Ky. 740-Coral Hill Road, into Glasgow on Edmonton Road and continued through eastern Barren County on Hollow, Lick Branch, J. Birge, Burkesville, H. Miller and New Salem roads, Columbia and Grand avenues and North Green Street, among others. He ran off the road many times, trying to force deputies from the Barren County Sheriff’s Office off the roads as well and causing damage to cruisers along the way, along with many citizens’ vehicles. The chase continued until Stinnett knocked a gas meter off of a house on East Cherry Street and crashed into the worship center next door. A Barren-Edmonson County Drug Task Force detective blocked off a portion of the street, forcing Stinnett to turn into the driveway of the worship center. The Glasgow Police Department also blocked off streets along the way. 

Stinnett then attempted to flee on foot toward the back of the former E.B. Terry School where Sheriff Chris Eaton and deputies caught and arrested him. Eaton suffered minor injuries to his leg when Stinnett attempted to kick away from him. The suspect also pulled a knife as deputies attempted to subdue him. Several law enforcement officials suffered minor injuries, including one broken hand. 

After Stinnett was arrested, an active mobile methamphetamine lab was found in the minivan and a vial of meth was found on the ground near the van. The minivan that Stinnett was driving was rented. 

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