Police officer sent to hospital after high-speed chase

August 2, 2015

A Barbourville police officer was taken to the hospital Saturday after his cruiser was hit head-on by a suspect fleeing police.

Walmart officials say Jennifer Wheat, 30, of Barbourville, got away after allegedly trying to shoplift two car batteries. When the woman was taken into the back of Walmart, store officials say she shoved a store manager in her attempt to leave.

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