Man in Custody Following Car Chase

Monday, October 16
by Ashley Martin

Police have one man in custody and another man on their radar following a car chase over the weekend.  Johnson County officers stopped a car over the weekend, and the officer recognized the driver as Shawn Easley.  Easley then acclerated with the police in pursuit.  The truck finally crashed into a ditch in Lawrence County, and Easley began running on foot. His passenger Kenneth Wells was taken into custody. Officials say both men had likely used drugs prior to the pursuit. Anyone who knows where Easley may be, is asked to contact authorities.