2015-10-13 / Front Page

Bowling Green Man Apprehended Following Tuesday Police Pursuit

Staff Report

Brandon Ramont Berry, 29, of rural Bowling Green, was arrested early Wednesday morning after fleeing from Owen County Sheriff’s Department deputies late Tuesday night.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed in the case, deputies were dispatched to a residence on Bent Stream Lane in Owen County on Tuesday night regarding a battery complaint. During the 911 call, the reporting party advised that the suspect, Brandon Berry, had left the residence driving a silver Pontiac passenger car. As officers travelled to the location, they observed the Pontiac and activated their emergency lights in an effort to stop the vehicle.

According to the report, Berry refused to stop and in fact accelerated the vehicle in an effort to elude police. Police followed the vehicle from Garrard Chapel Road to Beamer Station Road where the Pontiac eventually struck a tree, which caused the vehicle to flip onto its top. As officers arrived at the scene of the accident, Berry was observed exiting the driver’s side of the car and his pregnant passenger was observed crawling out of the passenger side. Berry then fled on foot to a nearby cornfield. Police lost track of Berry until he was picked up on a separate traffic stop early Wednesday morning on State Road 46.

According to Owen County

Prosecutor Don VanDer- Moere, Berry was formally charged by his office with operating a motor vehicle as a habitual traffic violator, two counts of resisting law enforcement, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in bodily injury, and battery. Prosecutor VanDerMoere advised that Berry was scheduled to appear for his initial hearing in the Owen Circuit Court I on Wednesday afternoon where his bond would be set by Judge Lori Thatcher Quillen.

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