Katina Powell arrested again following police chase

Katina Powell arrested again following police chase
Katina Powell, the self-proclaimed escort queen who brought down the UofL basketball program, was arrested after allegedly leading police on a chase Wednesday afternoon. (Source: Clark County Jail)

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WAVE) - Katina Powell, the self-proclaimed escort queen who brought down the UofL basketball program, was arrested after she and a man allegedly led police on a chase Wednesday afternoon.

Powell and Jerry Sanders were booked into the Clark County Jail on several charges, WAVE 3 News Troubleshooters confirmed.

A witness, who said she had to pull over onto the sidewalk to avoid getting hit, said things came to a halt around 2 p.m. on 10th and Meigs streets in Jeffersonville.

The witness told WAVE 3 News she saw police use stop sticks, then the car Powell was in began to fishtail. She said she then saw 10-12 police cars surround the vehicle and officers ran toward it.

Jerry Sanders
Jerry Sanders (Source: Clark County Jail)

Sanders was charged with resisting law enforcement with a vehicle and criminal recklessness with a vehicle, which are both felonies.

Powell and Sanders are accused of shoplifting from a Kohl’s and a Rural King in the area, according to Jeffersonville Police.

Powell also had an active warrant from Louisville Metro Police for missing a court date.

In 2014, Powell released an explosive, tell-all memoir detailing sex parties involving prostitutes and UofL basketball players and recruits. The scandal prompted an NCAA ruling that the Cardinals had to forfeit their 2013 national championship.

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