High speed chase passes through Daviess Co.

October 4, 2018 | 7:01 pm

Updated October 5, 2018 | 7:44 am

Graphic by Owensboro Times


According to Trooper Corey King of the Kentucky State Police, troopers responded to a report of a vehicle pursuit on the Western Kentucky Parkway by Grayson County Thursday, Oct. 4 at 5:30 p.m. A KSP trooper observed the fleeing vehicle northbound of the William Natcher Parkway at 130 mph.

The pursuit started in Grayson County and traveled through Ohio, Daviess, and Henderson counties. During the pursuit, the suspect ran several vehicles into the median but no injuries were reported.

Troopers and deputies pursued the fleeing 2019 Ford passenger car to Henderson County. The pursuit led onto the US 41 strip in Henderson where the fleeing suspect wrecked with another vehicle. The suspect fled the scene.

The pursuing trooper performed a legal intervention with his Dodge Charger causing the suspect’s vehicle to spin sideways off the roadway to a stop. The troopers used their vehicles to block him in.

As the troopers approached the suspect, he refused to cooperate with their commands and resisted arrest. A KSP trooper deployed his issued Taser which helped him gain compliance to effect the arrest.

The suspect was later identified as Alek A. Nelson, 24 of Irvington, KY. Nelson was transported to Methodist Hospital via ambulance due to possible seizures and  later transported to Owensboro Health. He is still in the hospital under guard and will be transported to Daviess County Detention Center in Owensboro after his hospital release.

Mr. Nelson has been charged with the following offenses:

1)      Trafficking in Controlled Substance (Over 8 ounces of crystal methamphetamine)

2)      Disregarding a Traffic Control Device

3)      Leaving the Scene of an Accident

4)      Driving on a Suspended or Revoked License

5)      Reckless Driving

6)      Fleeing/Evading 1st Degree (Motor Vehicle)

7)      Speeding

8)      Criminal Mischief 1st Degree

9)      Resisting Arrest

Additional charges are likely for Nelson. Grayson and Daviess County authorities are pursuing warrants for other charges.

Grayson County Sheriff’s Department, Daviess County Sheriff’s Department, Owensboro Police Department, Henderson County Sheriff and Henderson City Police assisted in the pursuit.



At approximately 6 p.m. this evening, officers from surrounding counties were involved in a high-speed pursuit that passed through Daviess County.

The pursuit originated in Grayson County, continued through Ohio County, Daviess County and ended in Henderson County.

According to scanner traffic, at some point, the pursuit may have reached speeds in excess of 120 mph.

According to Kentucky State Police Information Officer Corey King, “the vehicle wrecked out at the Hwy 41 strip in Henderson in front of Dempewolf” where the suspect was tased and apprehended.



October 4, 2018 | 7:01 pm

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