An Elizabethtown man who led multiple police agencies on a lengthy chase in February that ended in a field in Sonora was indicted Thursday by a Hardin County grand jury on four felony charges.
Joshua Logsdon, 34, remains hospitalized at a Louisville hospital. He was shot multiple times after eight police officers fired at him about 30 minutes after a high-speed pursuit began on February 26, according to investigators.
Logsdon was indicted on criminal attempt to commit murder against Elizabethtown Police Department Sgt. Pete Chytla, a Class B felony punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison, if convicted. Chytla was one of the law-enforcement officers identified among the shooters by Kentucky State Police.
Logsdon also was indicted on charges of first-degree robbery, a Class B felony; possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, a Class C felony punishable by five to 10 years in prison, if convicted, and first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted.
The chase began around 5:45 p.m. February 26 after Logsdon reportedly fled a vehicle on foot during a traffic stop by Elizabethtown Police as the Greater Hardin County Narcotics Task Force and police conducted a investigation near a shopping center off Sycamore Street, according to a Kentucky State Police Post 4 news release.
A second person, 39 year-old Alison Campbell of Elizabethtown, is listed as a co-defendant in the case and was indicted on charges of first-degree trafficking in methamphetamine; tampering with physical evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia.
She did not run when she and Logsdon were approached by task force officers.
Logsdon reportedly ran toward West Poplar Street with a handgun and took a parked silver Nissan Altima at gunpoint and discharged the firearm while taking the vehicle, according to the release. He then attempted to run over Chytla, who shot at the vehicle.
He drove through Elizabethtown to North Mulberry Street and eventually to southbound Interstate 65 at Exit 94 with police in pursuit. Speeds reached in excess of 120 mph on I-65, according to police.
The chase shifted off I-65 at the Glendale exit with the suspect turning left onto Ky. 222 and then right onto U.S. 31W and heading south, the release said. Troopers successfully deployed tire-deflation devices known as Stingers at the intersection of U.S. 31W and Ky. 84 in Sonora. That is where the vehicle left the roadway from an eastbound lane on Ky. 84 and ended up in a vacant field, where he was shot.
According to a Kentucky State Police news release, Logsdon was shot after displaying a firearm at which time state police troopers, Elizabethtown Police officers and a Hardin County deputy sheriff fired their weapons.
According to the release, Logsdon was removed from the vehicle after the shooting and provided emergency care on scene by police, EMS and fire personnel. He then was airlifted to University Hospital in Louisville for treatment.
The back window of the vehicle could be seen shattered inside a long stretch of crime scene tape off Ky. 84.
Kentucky State Police was assisted at the scene by the Elizabethtown Police Department, the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, and Hardin County and LaRue County EMS.
The case remains under investigation by the Kentucky State Police Critical Incident Response Team.