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Dashcam video shows police pursuit in Monroe County

(Photo via Monroe County Sheriff's Office)

Monroe County Sheriff's Pursuit 02/29/2020

On 02/29/2020 at approximately 12:50am, Monroe County Sheriff's Deputies were in the area of State Road 45 and Harmony Road attempting to locate a male subject wanted for a Level 3 Robbery warrant from Jackson County. Seymour Police, the lead agency for the robbery case, contacted the Monroe County Sheriff's Office with information their suspect was near the west side of our county. Around 12:45am Seymour Police notified the MCSO the suspect maybe in the area of the Harmony General Store and be operating a gold minivan. Deputies were in the area for a few minutes when a gold minivan was located driving east on State Road 45 near Harmony Road. Deputy Moxley followed the van on SR 45 then onto Dunlap Road and found the vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed going toward Ison Road. When Deputy Moxley activated his emergency lights to initiate the traffic stop, the vehicle disregarded a stop sign at Dunlap and Ison and began fleeing. Several deputies were in the area already and quickly joined the chase. The vehicle drove around the area in circles for a few minutes before heading out into the Eastern Greene/Solsberry area before returning back to Monroe County. The vehicle eventually turned from County Line Road onto Elwren Road which gave deputies time to set up spike strips to disable the vehicle. Deputy Greene successfully deployed Stinger Spike Strips at Elwren and State Road 45 which deflated both front tires in seconds. The suspect continued driving approximately one more mile before bailing out to run on foot. Deputies Moxley, Hutchens, Patton and Sgt. Hale chased the subject through several back yards before eventually taking the suspect into custody. K-9 Figo was also in the area to assist if needed. The suspect was found to be in possession of a handgun at the time of arrest and an item believed to be stolen from the Seymour robbery was recovered in the van. The suspect was booked into the Monroe County Correctional Center on charges of Operating While Intoxicated, Possession of Handgun Without a License, Reckless Driving and 2 counts of Resisting Law Enforcement.

Posted by Monroe County Sheriff's Department on Saturday, February 29, 2020

ELWREN, Ind. (WISH) — A robbery suspect is in custody after leading the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department on a chase early Saturday morning.

The Seymour Police Department notified the sheriff’s department with suspect information just before 1 a.m. and a deputy located the vehicle matching the description driving eastbound on State Road 45 near Harmony Road, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department.

Investigators said the suspect refused to stop when authorities tried to conduct a traffic stop.

The chase ended near the intersection of County Line Road onto Elwren Road, about a mile after the department laid down spike strips which deflated the suspect’s two front tires. The suspect then led officers on a foot pursuit, but was eventually taken into custody, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department.

An item believed to be connected to the Seymour robbery case was found inside the suspect’s vehicle.

The suspect was booked into the Monroe County Correctional Center on charges of operating while intoxicated, possession of a handgun without a license, reckless driving and two counts of resisting law enforcement.

The identity of the suspect is unknown.

The department posted a video of the dash cam footage from the pursuit on their official Facebook page.