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Drug suspect crashes into 5 police vehicles before arrest

The incident happened just before 1 a.m. Friday at Inverness Avenue and New Cut Road. (Source: Lee Holeman/WAVE 3 News) The incident happened just before 1 a.m. Friday at Inverness Avenue and New Cut Road. (Source: Lee Holeman/WAVE 3 News)
Brandon Keeling (Source: LMDC) Brandon Keeling (Source: LMDC)
Jessica Lamb (Source: LMDC) Jessica Lamb (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Bullitt County drug suspect fleeing from police crashed into five police vehicles before officers fired on his car to stop it early Friday morning.

According to the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office, detectives were trying to arrest Brandon Keeling during a Drug Task Force investigation when he sped off in an aggressive manor. He hit a narcotics vehicle and fled the scene in a 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat.

Detectives learned that Keeling had warrants for possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, escape, theft, possession of drug paraphernalia, and trafficking in heroin, cocaine and marijuana. His original conviction was for burglary, stalking and criminal mischief.

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Police were able to locate Keeling Thursday night and began surveillance. They requested assistance from the 9th Mobile Division and marked vehicles from the Louisville Metro Police Department.

The officers tried to make a traffic stop on Inverness Avenue near New Cut Road about 1 a.m. Friday, but Keeling rammed a narcotics vehicle, causing significant damage, Capt. Mike Murdoch with the Bullitt County Sheriff's Office said. Keeling then struck a second narcotics vehicle. A total of three narcotics vehicles and two LMPD vehicles were damaged during the incident, Murdoch said.

A narcotics detective fired two rounds, taking out the passenger side tires of Keeling's vehicle, Murdoch said. LMPD fired at least one round to take out a driver's side tire. Murdoch said Keeling kept revving the engine and spinning the wheels in an attempt to continue fleeing from police. 

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Police were able to break out the driver's side window and use a stun gun on Keeling so they could take him into custody.

He was checked by EMS personnel for minor injuries and released to officers at the scene. He and a passenger were booked into Louisville Metro Corrections.

One Bullitt County narcotics detective suffered an injury to his hand. He was taken to a hospital and released later on Friday.

Murdoch said investigators recovered two handguns, seven ounces of crystal meth, seven grams of heroin, digital scales and $4,225 from the vehicle.

Keeling, who lives in Louisville, faces new charges of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, nine counts of wanton endangerment, fleeing and evading, resisting arrest, trafficking in heroin and methamphetamine, and five counts of criminal mischief.

His passenger, Jessica Lamb of Jeffersonville, is charged with trafficking in heroin and methamphetamine. She also had warrants out of Jefferson County.

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