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Man Sought for Murder in Louisville Caught on I-65 After Pursuit

Date of News Release: 03/25/2016

(Smiths Grove, KY) - The Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green received a request to attempt to locate a subject that was thought to be a murder suspect by the Louisville Metro Police Department in reference to a murder investigation in connection to the shooting of a female victim in the Louisville area this morning. At approx. 8:37 am Troopers Johnathan McChesney and Justin Rountree were observing on Interstate 65 at the 58 mile marker when the vehicle in question, a 2000 Nissan passenger car, came by them traveling southbound. They attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle where the suspect did not yield and attempted to flee. At this point he led Troopers on a pursuit at a very high rate of speed through four counties until he lost control of his vehicle at the 40 mile marker where he spun out of control and wrecked off the right side of the roadway.

Stuart Cox (24) of Louisville was taken into custody at approx. 8:45 am and was later relinquished over to Detectives of the Louisville Metro Police Department, where he was subsequently arrested and charged with Murder. Charges for the pursuit which led to the apprehension of Cox will be sought through the upcoming Grand Jury.

The investigation involving the suspects apprehension and circumstances surrounding the pursuit is still ongoing and being led Trooper Johnathan McChesney and he was assisted by Troopers Justin Rountree, Terry Alexander, and Tomie Walters. No other details are available for release at this time.