By Dave Taylor
A Cloverport man is facing up to five years imprisonment after leading police on a high-speed chase that stretched over two counties.
Cody Dwayne Rowland, 37, was arrested late Monday after fleeing from an attempted traffic stop in front of Bill’s IGA and hitting 115 mph before finally being apprehended in Breckinridge County.
The chase began when Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeff Hendrick observed a black Honda Civic going 90 mph in a 35 mph zone as he passed the grocery store going westbound.
Hendrick took off after the car and as the Honda got near the intersection of Highway 60 and state Route 69, it was going 115 mph and passed a semi in a curve.
Hendrick activated his lights and sirens, but Rowland refused to stop, at which point the Breckinridge County law enforcement was notified that the chase was heading their way.
After running the license plate it was determined that the car was owned by Natasha Moorman, 32, of Cloverport, who was later found to be a passenger in the car.
The pursuit continued into Breckinridge County on Highway 60 before Rowland turned onto state Route 144 and then turned onto KY992. Along the way Breckinridge County officers attempted to use spike strips.
Rowland then Iron Ore Hill Road to KY105, heading to Moorman’s residence. It was there that Hendrick and an Irvington police officer were able to stop the vehicle.
Both Rowland and Moorman were removed from the vehicle and Rowland was placed under arrest and taken to the Breckinridge County Detention Center in Hardinsburg, where he was charged with speeding, 26 mph or more over the limit, reckless driving, and fleeing and evading police first degree, motor vehicle. The fleeing charge is a Class D felony punishable by one to five years imprisonment.
Moorman was not charged in the incident.