Greenwood man leads police on high-speed chase

A Greenwood man was arrested after police said he led them on a chase that reached speeds as high as 100 mph.

Roger D. Cox II, 24, 4746 Olive Branch Road, was arrested on charges of reckless driving, resisting law enforcement and driving without a license. Cox also was given multiple traffic citations, including speeding and reckless driving, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office report.

Just after 3 p.m. Monday, a deputy had stopped a vehicle near the intersection of Apryl Drive and Honey Creek Road when he heard a car with a loud engine and what sounded like no muffler. The deputy saw a vehicle speeding on Honey Creek Road, according to the report.

The deputy tried to stop the vehicle, but it sped up, driving as fast as 100 mph, passing other cars in no passing zones, and nearly running some motorists off of the road, according to the report.

The driver lost control of the vehicle on Cutsinger Road, just west of Averitt Road. Cox, who police said was driving the vehicle, was not injured and was arrested, according to the report.

Cox was released from the Johnson County jail on $3,200 bond.

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Corey Elliot is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at or 317-736-2719.