Cub Run man accused of stabbing woman, running from police

MUNFORDVILLE, Ky. – A Cub Run man is accused of stabbing his girlfriend in Hart County Wednesday.

Medical providers at T.J. Samson Community Hospital called the Hart County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday about a woman with stab wounds seeking treatment there, according to a release from the Hart County Sheriff’s Office. She had stab wounds to her throat and extremities and was flown by medical helicopter to the University of Louisville Hospital where she received surgery for injuries to her neck area.

Her boyfriend, Jonathan Sturgeon, 32, later led law enforcement on a chase in Barren County and Hart County when a Kentucky State Police trooper found Sturgeon’s car, according to his arrest citation. During that chase police said Sturgeon almost struck other motorists and made an abrupt turn into a yard. The trooper behind Sturgeon was not able to stop and struck a pole causing damage to the two passenger side doors of the police cruiser.

Eventually Sturgeon exited the car and refused to comply with a state trooper resulting in the trooper using his Taser, according to his citation. He was placed under arrest.

Following the arrest, the trooper said he found a while plastic container that held a white crystallized substance suspected to be methamphetamine and a glass meth pipe in plain view inside the Sturgeon’s vehicle, according to the citation.

Sturgeon was charged with speeding, reckless driving, failure to signal, first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree wanton endangerment of a police officer, first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, menacing, resisting arrest, disregarding a stop sign and first-degree assault domestic violence, according to his citations.

He is being held in the Hart County Jail. His bond is set at $50,000.