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Multi-county car chase ends in Laurel

A North Carolina man was arrested in Laurel County Thursday following a multi-county car chase, according to a press release from the Kentucky State Police.

Shaun Dirkach, 37, of Jacksonville, N.C., allegedly evaded state police after they began to pursue him in Rockcastle County. Dirkach, driving a 2014 Ford Mustang, had caught the attention of law enforcement when he was allegedly clocked by KSP Trooper Eric Moore going more than 100 mph on I-75, and they pursued him north to Exit 76 in Berea.

KSP troopers failed to catch him in Berea, and Dirkach allegedly returned to I-75, this time heading south. KSP troopers chased Dirkach through Rockcastle County and into Laurel County without any signs of slowing down, according to Kentucky State Police dispatcher Joe Jones. Just a few miles from Exit 41 in London, police deflated two of Dirkach’s tires with two separate tire deflation devices, but he continued toward London, according to Jones.

Troopers feared that Dirkach’s alleged dangerous driving would endanger others on I-75, and when there was nobody else around they used a tactical maneuver to force him off the road, Jones said. Dirkach’s vehicle struck a barrier and came to a complete stop. He was arrested by KSP Trooper Brandon Creekmore.

Dirkach faces charges of speeding, reckless driving, first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree criminal mischief, resisting arrest, and first-degree fleeing or evading police in both Laurel and Rockcastle counties.

Dirkach remains jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center, and is being held on a $25,000 cash bond.

Assisting the KSP were officers with Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Rockcastle County Sheriff’s Office, Laurel County Sheriff’s Office, and officers with the London City Police.

Two arrested for trespassing in London

A London man and an East Bernstadt woman were arrested Tuesday night for trespassing on a foreclosed property, according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Raymond S. House, 39, and Karen L. Moore, 38, were allegedly caught breaking into a house which had formerly belonged to House.

Deputy Larry Parrott responded to a complaint of a suspicious vehicle parked in a driveway on New Bethel Church Road, north of London, and found an open window at the rear of the residence. Parrott heard voices inside. Upon entering the building, he reportedly found Moore and House.

The bank had foreclosed on the property, and though House had lived there in March he no longer had any right to be on the property — the bank secured the house with locks.

House faces charges of first-degree criminal trespassing and third-degree criminal mischief. Moore was charged with first-degree criminal trespassing. Both remain jailed in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

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