Man convicted of trying to kill officer during Whitley County chase


Thomas Reynolds (Ronnie Bowling, Commonwealth’s Attorney)

WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (FOX 56/WKYT) – A man has been convicted for shooting at a Kentucky police officer during a chase in Whitley County back in 2017.

On Nov. 14, 2017, authorities say Thomas Reynolds lead police on a 30-mile pursuit.

During the chase, Reynolds fire a gun at a Williamsburg officer’s cruiser, hitting it several times before the officer was able to end the chase and take Reynolds into custody.

According to Commonwealth’s Attorney Ronnie Bowling, Reynolds has since been convicted of attempted murder of a police officer, wanton endangerment, and fleeing or evading police.

A 25-year prison sentence has been recommended. Reynolds is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 15, 2021.

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