Stolen car suspect hit police car during escape attempt

Published: Aug. 15, 2016 at 5:19 PM EDT
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Kenneth C. Morley (Source: LMDC)
Kenneth C. Morley (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A man found with a stolen car is charged with endangering the lives of police officers as he tried to get away.

Around 5:15 p.m. August 13, Louisville Metro police were called to the Speedway at 6821 Southside Drive on a report of a possible stolen car from Shepherdsville. They found the car with Kenneth C. Morley, 47, of Shepherdsville, sitting inside near the gas pumps.

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When officers told Morley to get out of the car, police say he put the vehicle in reverse hitting a police car parked behind him and nearly striking two officers near the vehicle.

A short time later, Morley was spotted by the LMPD Air Unit after he abandoned the car. Morley was taken into custody in the 5600 block of Southland Blvd.

Morley is charged with two counts of wanton endangerment of a police officer, one count each receiving stolen property, criminal mischief and fleeing and evading police. He was also wanted on several outstanding bench warrants.

Bond for Morley was set at $20,000 cash.

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