A Madison man is facing multiple felony charges in Scott County as well as an outstanding warrant in Jefferson County after fleeing from police in Austin and leading officers from Austin and other police departments on a chase that ended in a yard near Kent.
Officers from the Austin Police Department attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Kenny Freeman, 39, of Madison, on Monday evening when Freeman refused to stop and fled east on State Road 256 into Jefferson County. The pursuit covered about 17 miles before Freeman’s vehicle went into a yard of a residence near Thompson Road and got stuck about 7 miles west of Madison.
Freeman then tried to flee from the officers on foot but was quickly apprehended but not before two of the Austin officers sustained minor injuries in the scuffle.
Freeman was lodged in the Scott County Jail facing preliminary charges including two counts of Battery-Resulting in Injury to a Public Safety Official, both Level 5 felonies; one count of Battery to a Public Safety Official, Resisting Law Enforcement by Vehicle or Deadly Weapon and Possession of Methamphetamine, all Level 6 felonies; as well as Resisting Law Enforcement, Possession of Paraphernalia and Possession of Marijuana, all misdemeanors. He is also facing the warrant from Jefferson County.
Austin Police were assisted by officers from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Hanover Police Department and Madison Police Department as well as the Austin EMS and King’s Daughters’ Hospital EMS.