In a dramatic turn of events, the Louisville Metro Police Department announced on Saturday morning that 31-year-old Norman K. Wolfe, an escaped inmate, has been successfully apprehended and is now back in custody. The capture and arrest took place in the Brownsboro and Lindsey area, just outside of Louisville.
Eyewitnesses recounted the intense moment when police officers spotted Wolfe in the passenger seat of a car in the Butchertown neighborhood. Acting swiftly, the officers initiated a stop, ordering the driver out of the vehicle. However, before they could regain control, Wolfe seized the opportunity, taking the wheel and fleeing the scene. A short-lived pursuit ensued, covering approximately two miles before the vehicle ultimately came to a halt, becoming disabled.
According to WDRB, Wolfe had been in police custody and was being transported for a scheduled court appearance when he made his audacious escape on Thursday. Reports indicate that following his successful evasion, Wolfe sustained injuries, necessitating medical attention. Currently, he is receiving treatment at the University of Louisville Hospital under tight security.
The search for the escaped inmate gripped the city after his daring escape from a police vehicle on Thursday morning. As per official accounts, it was during the transportation process that Wolfe forcibly shattered the back window, defying all restraints and fleeing across the road. The audacity of his actions escalated the urgency of the manhunt.
Truly alarming developments unfolded as authorities received information that Wolfe, subsequent to his escape, had allegedly committed a kidnapping. At approximately 10:20 a.m., he reportedly seized control of two unsuspecting victims near Brownsboro Road, coercing them into driving him to the area of River Road and Edith Avenue. Thankfully, law enforcement acted swiftly, locating the victims unharmed.
The Louisville Metro Police Department is urging anyone with relevant information to come forward and assist in their ongoing investigation. The anonymous Crime Tip Hotline at 502-574-LMPD (5673) or the online Crime Tip portal at LMPD Crime Tip Portal are available for individuals to provide crucial details that could aid in this case.
The community can now breathe a collective sigh of relief as Norman K. Wolfe is once again behind bars, bringing an end to an intense manhunt that captivated the city. The swift actions of law enforcement personnel ensured the safety of the public and the apprehension of the escaped inmate. The Louisville Metro Police Department remains committed to upholding the security and well-being of the community they serve.