Man who eluded searching officers enters not guilty plea to criminal charges PDF Print E-mail
Written by Marty Randall   
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 08:27

Jimmie Gay is now being held at the Scott County Security Center.

Gay, 44, is the Lexington resident who sped away from where he was allegedly loading steel track laying beside an unoccupied portion of Van Campen Road near Austin on September 30. The track is owned by the Louisville and Indianapolis Railroad Company. Local officers were tipped off that Gay was attempting to steal the material.

In court papers filed in Scott Superior Court on October 2, Chief Deputy Donald Campbell said officers saw Gay with the track and ordered him to stop. Instead, Gay allegedly jumped into a blue Chevy S10 pickup and sped away from the scene.

With deputies pursuing him, Gay fled to a section of Frog Pond Road in Lexington Township, where the pickup crashed into a utility pole.

Gay reportedly got out of the pickup and ran on foot from the scene into a nearby wooded area. Though officers searched for him, they did not locate him.

He was finally taken into custody during the October 24 weekend.

Gay is facing four counts, resisting law enforcement, a Level 6 felony, two Class A misdemeanors, theft and resisting law enforcement; and a Class B misdemeanor of failure to stop after an accident.

Upon receiving his not guilty plea, Judge Marsha Owens Howser set his initial jury trial date for January 18. She also appointed a public defender to the case and set bond at $15,000 by corporate surety bond or 10% cash.