Bowling Green man charged with multiple felonies after chase

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Kentucky State Police charged a Bowling Green man with multiple felonies following a chase that ended when the man wrecked his truck in Jennings Creek.

Early Wednesday afternoon, Taron Wells, 24, took possession of a package that contained about 14 pounds of suspected marijuana and 396 THC vaping cartridges from a home on Nathans Rim Way, according to Wells’ arrest citation. THC is the psychoactive component in marijuana.

The street value of the marijuana and THC is $100,000, Bowling Green-Warren County Drug Task Force director Tommy Loving said.

Detectives and uniformed officers saw Wells place the package in a truck. They approached and Wells drove off through a landscaped area and back to the road where police said he struck a Homeland Security agent’s vehicle, according to his citation. He continued driving through residential yards until he crashed his truck. He had an infant in the truck at the time of the crash, according to the citation. The infant was not injured.

Wells was treated at a local hospital, taken into custody and charged with trafficking in marijuana over five pounds first offense, two counts of first-degree fleeing or evading police, two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, resisting arrest, reckless driving and disregarding a stop sign.

He was lodged in the Warren County Regional Jail. His bond is set at $25,000. He was arraigned Thursday morning in Warren District Court.