CANEYVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Two homicide suspects at the center of a Kentucky State Police manhunt have been arrested following a high speed chase in Hardin County.
Robert Carter and Johnny Haynes, both of Millwood, KY, were arrested in Glendale around 5:45 p.m. Thursday, according to Kentucky State Police.
Carter and Haynes were on police radar after a homicide in Grayson County Thursday morning. It happened around 10 a.m. Eastern (9 a.m. Central), at a home on Morgantown Street in Caneyville.
One person was found dead. He has been identified as James Parks, 39. Police say Parks lived in the home.
The Grayson County Sheriff's Office asked KSP to take over the investigation.
As KSP searched for the suspects, police said they were spotted in neighboring Ohio County near the scene of a bank robbery in Fordsville.
The two men described as suspects in the robbery matched the descriptions of Carter and Haynes. Throughout the day KSP got many more tips about the location of the men.
Thursday evening, Kentucky State Police Post 4 Commander, Capt. Matt Johnson, spotted the truck Carter and Haynes were believed to be driving in the Ponderosa Trailer Park in Elizabethtown.
Troopers say the suspects jumped in a 1995 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 and fled the scene, pursued by KSP troopers and Elizabethtown Police officers.
The suspects sped through Etown on Dixie Highway before getting onto the 31W Bypass, according to police. Troopers say the chase continued onto Western Kentucky Parkway westbound, getting up to 130 m.p.h.
When troopers tried to stop the suspects' car with tire deflation devices, the driver crossed the median and went the wrong way down the parkway at high speeds.
Police say that's when the driver went off-road. He drove through a fence and into a corn field to get on KY 222 toward Glendale. The suspects continued driving the wrong way on KY 222, according to KSP.
That's when Capt. Johnson used a legal intervention maneuver to cause the driver to lose control of the car and stop, police said.
Carter and Haynes were arrested at the scene without further incident.
They face numerous charges, with more pending as KSP continues to investigate the murder and the suspects' run from police.