Jennings County police chase leads to felony arrest

Corey Lane. Photo courtesy of Jennings County Sheriff’s Department.

A routine traffic stop turned into a police chase Sunday morning in Jennings County.

According to the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department, a deputy tried to pull over an SUV near the Jefferson and Jennings county line on State Road 7 early Sunday morning. But instead of stopping, the driver took off, leading police on a high speed chase onto State Road 3 and eventually State Road 250.

During the chase, dispatchers received a call from the driver, 33-year-old Corey Lane of Butlerville. The operator urged Lane to stop and after several minutes of conversation he pulled over where he was taken into custody. A search of the vehicle recovered a handgun.

Lane is facing charges including  possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, resisting law enforcement  with a vehicle, possession of marijuana,  operating a vehicle without ever receiving a license and a parole violation.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department also assisted in the arrest.