Men arrested after two separate crashes

Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, April 21, 2020

A Lincoln County man was injured early Monday morning after leading law enforcement officers into three counties on a high speed chase which ended when the suspect crashed into two cruisers and injured a Boyle Sheriff’s Deputy.

James Peavley, 37, of Lincoln County, was admitted to Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center due to injuries he sustained after crashing head on into Deputy T.J. Wren’s cruiser on U.S. 127 near Junction City. On Tuesday morning, Boyle Sheriff Derek Robbins said Peavley will be arrested once he is released from the hospital. Robbins also said the pursuit ran from Garrard County, into Boyle then Lincoln County, and ended back in Boyle.

According to a news release from the sheriff’s office, at 1:37 a.m., Boyle deputies were requested by the Garrard County Police Department to help one of their officers who was in pursuit of a vehicle.

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Boyle deputies intercepted the pursuit in the Junction City area as Peavely’s vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed on Old Hustonville Road. He continued toward U.S. 127 and crossed the highway where Wren had stopped traffic for the safety of the public, according to the release.

Peavely’s vehicle crossed U.S. 127, drove into a ditch then went back up onto the highway.

Peavely struck the Garrard County officer’s cruiser, disabling it. Then he struck Wren’s cruiser, which was also disabled. The Garrard County officer wasn’t injured, but Wren sustained a broken hand, according to the release.

Deputies forced the fleeing vehicle to top in the grass just off the road. The driver of the vehicle refused to exit the vehicle and after a brief scuffle, officers were able to take Peavley into custody.

Garrard County is leading the case and charges are pending.Boyle Sheriff’s Office will also be charging Peavley, Robbins said.


A Harrodsburg man was arrested Sunday night after fleeing from Boyle County Sheriff’s deputies and crashing into one of their cruisers.

Detrick Shaw

Detrick Shaw, 43, of Harrodsburg, was identified as the driver of a suspicious vehicle complaint, which was reported to have been stuck in the mud in the middle of a field on Gentry Lane at about 9:16 p.m. Sunday, according to a news release from the Boyle County Sheriff’s Office.

A deputy located a vehicle on Locklin Lane which matched the suspicious vehicle description, and attempted to stop the driver. After a short distance, the vehicle stopped, but as an officer approached the front of the vehicle, Shaw allegedly quickly drove ahead, nearly striking the officer, who had to dive into his vehicle to avoid being run over, according to the release.

The vehicle continued fleeing from officers, and continued west on Perryville Road and into Washington County. Shaw turned his vehicle into a residential driveway and when deputies tried to get the suspect out of the car, he put his vehicle in reverse, and backed into an officer’s cruiser, the release read.

Officers were able to get the suspect out of the truck and during a scuffle, Shaw allegedly tried to take a taser out of a deputy’s hands, but was unsuccessful. Shaw was taken into custody after he was tased by officers.

Shaw was charged with first-degree fleeing and evading police; speeding 26 mph over the limit; reckless driving; first-degree wanton endangerment of an officer; resisting arrest; disorderly conduct; driving on a suspended license; disarming a peace officer; and first-degree criminal mischief.

As of Tuesday morning, Shaw was being held in the Boyle County Detention Center on a $10,000 cash bond.