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.
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.