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Smith charged in December chase
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A 36-year-old man who allegedly fired shots at a police vehicle in December has been taken into custody.Kevin Glenn Smith of Beech Grove, Tennessee was arrested on Wednesday, May 14 charged with two counts of reckless endangerment and evading arrest in a motor vehicle.Smith reportedly led authorities on a pursuit across several counties after detectives attempting to serve a failure to appear warrant on 26-year-old Lydia Renee Judkins, Smith’s girlfriend, at a Pea Ridge Road home encountered Smith at the scene.Smith, driving a blue Nissan Pathfinder, reportedly started the engine and sped away, almost hitting the detectives. He allegedly fled down a logging road that officers could not navigate in their patrol cars, and eluded them.An overturned Pathfinder believed to be the one Smith was driving was found a couple of hours later, abandoned on Alexandria to Dismal Road. The Pathfinder was allegedly stolen from another county, and the license plate on the vehicle was stolen from a different county.After finding the Pathfinder, local authorities called other law enforcement agencies in to help search for Smith.“After the vehicle was found I alerted the Putnam County's K-9 unit and they came over with their track dog,” Sheriff Patrick Ray said.