Henderson Co. shooting and chase suspect now charged with attempted murder

Henderson Co. shooting and chase suspect now charged with attempted murder

HENDERSON CO., KY (WFIE) - A man was taken into custody after a shooting and police chase in Henderson County.

It started in Corydon Thursday around 11:00 p.m.

Officials say a man shot another man in the neck, before leaving the scene, on the 400 block of 5th Street.

Neighbor Charles Brooks says he heard one gun shot.

“I came up to the front room to look out the front door and didn’t see anything but my neighbor down the street here from me walking down with somebody he was holding,” Brooks said. “He was limp a little bit.”

The suspected shooter then led police on a chase from the Geneva bottoms to Rankin Avenue in Henderson which ended around 1:45 a.m. Friday. Sheriff Ed Brady says it was not a high-speed chase. Deputies attempted to use two sets of stop sticks.

“One he avoided completely, the other he hit the stop sticks, but the tires did not go flat. We want to investigate why that happened,” Sheriff Brady explained.

We are told the victim, 25-year-old Dylan Majors in in critical condition at an Evansville hospital.

James Thomas was booked into the Henderson County Jail just after 5:30 a.m. Friday.

The sheriff’s office said he is charged with attempted murder among several other charges related to the chase.

James Thomas (Source: Henderson County Jail)
James Thomas (Source: Henderson County Jail)
Shooting in Henderson Co. leads to police chase

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