Tuesday evening a high speed pursuit that originated in Liberty ended in downtown Stanford when deputies and Stanford police officers blocked KY 78 at the edge of town, and a Garrard man was taken into custody.
Liberty Police Chief Steve Garrett said that Dan Angel of 112 Danville Street, Lancaster, was shopping in the Liberty IGA when another customer recognized him and called the police to tell them that a wanted man was doing his grocery shopping.
Garrett said that Liberty Police Lieutenant Ronnie Smith attempted to pull Angel over as he left town, but Angel refused to stop and a chase ensued. Angel ultimately ended up on KY 78, and Sheriff Curt Folger told Bluegrass 911 to coordinate Lincoln’s law enforcement officers to stop him.
Along KY 78, Angel drove at a high rate of speed and put a van that he passed in the ditch, though no one was injured. As Angel entered Stanford, he was met by a host of local law enforcement officers and surrendered. When he was taken into custody, Angel told Smith that he was suffering a diabetic emergency and was rushing himself to the hospital.
Wednesday morning, Chief Garrett said that Angel had 13 warrants out on him for everything from writing cold checks to parole violations. Angel was charged with reckless driving, fleeing and evading a police officer, improper passing, speeding (more than 26 mph over the limit), operating on an expired license, operating a vehicle with expired registration and having no insurance.