A Floyd County grand jury will decide if there is enough evidence to charge a Bevinsville resident, once again, for allegedly leading police on a high speed chase.
On June 7, Kyle Hamilton, 28, of Bevinsville, waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Floyd District Court in a case in which he is charged with first-degree fleeing/evading police and rear license not illuminated. Hamilton was arrested by the Floyd County Sheriff’s Department in Wheelwright on May 31.
Kentucky State Police Trooper Kevin Howard reported in the arrest warrant that Hamilton allegedly fled during an attempted traffic stop on March 12. Howard reported that he attempted to stop Howard because his rear license plate was allegedly not illuminated and the number revealed that he had active warrants pending.
Howard allegedly “began to increase his speed to a reckless amount and was all over the roadway while passing other drivers,” Howard wrote. “(Hamilton) then fled onto a strip job at a high rate of speed causing a substantial risk of serious physical injury.”
Hamilton was placed under a $1,000 cash bond during the hearing. He is also facing similar charges in a case that’s pending in Floyd County Circuit Court. In that case, Hamilton is scheduled to appear later this month for a pretrial conference in for charges filed against him last year that include first-degree fleeing/evading police, driving under the influence, third offense, driving on a suspended license, reckless driving and other traffic violations.