WILLIAMSBURG, KY (WLAF) – A high speed chase involving multiple agencies, including Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputies, ended with the arrest of two Clinton men by Williamsburg, Kentucky, Police. Initial story

Mathew Perkins, 27, of Clinton and Carlos Hernandez, 27, of Clinton garnered multiple charges including first degree evading arrest today.

Anderson County authorities began pursuing the white Nissan SUV being driven by Perkins, early Wednesday morning.

The SUV entered Campbell County via Highway 116, and Campbell County Deputies joined the chase at the Caryville Shell Gas Station.

Whitley County Deputies announced that spike strips were in place across the interstate at the Williamsburg Exit at Mile Marker 11 while another Whitley cruiser was set up at Mile Marker 4.

It was 4:06am when the Nissan crossed into Kentucky with Campbell County Deputies still in pursuit according to Central Dispatch. Mile Marker 9 in Kentucky is where Williamsburg Police Officers and Campbell County Deputies were able to force the white SUV to stop.

According to Williamsburg Police Department Chief Deputy Jason Caddell, the pursuit was stopped without the use of the spike strips, but Perkins and Hernandez “gave up” and were arrested without incident by Williamsburg officers.

Law enforcement was cautious as the two suspects showed their hands. At 4:16am, both suspects were taken into custody.

Perkins and Hernandez were transported to the Whitley County Jail at Williamsburg where they remain awaiting pre-trial, according to Caddell.

Perkins was charged with first degree fleeing/evading arrest, reckless driving, failure to/improper signal, speeding 11 miles over the speed limit, failure to produce insurance card, license to be in possession, and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Hernandez was charged with first degree fleeing/evading arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of Marijuana. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 04/27/2022-3PM)