IMPD: Man steals Jeep after domestic disturbance, crashes after running stop sign
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Two people are in the hospital and another is in custody after a police chase ended in a crash on the southeast side.
It happened after midnight Wednesday at Minnesota Street and State Avenue.
According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, a domestic issue got physical and a man took off in the victim’s Jeep.
Police say he wouldn’t stop for them and struck several police vehicles.
He also ran a stop sign, crashing into another vehicle that was in the intersection.
The impact threw the other driver from her SUV.
Police eventually took the suspect into custody.
Medics took the driver of the other vehicle and her passenger to the hospital.
The woman driving the SUV was taken into surgery and is listed in critical condition. The passenger is listed as stable. Police say they are husband and wife.
According to a police report obtained by News 8, the suspect is 40-year-old Carl Young, Jr.
The report lists his preliminary charges as auto theft, resisting law enforcement with a vehicle causing serious bodily injury, operating while a lifetime habitual traffic offender, domestic battery, robbery, criminal recklessness, marijuana possession with the intent to deal, leaving the scene of a vehicle accident with moderate/serious bodily injury, and cocaine possession.
Online jail records also list charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.
The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office says Young was out on bond after being charged with operating a vehicle as a habitual traffic violator, a felony, last week.
According to online court records, Young has previously been charged in 21 criminal cases, 11 of those including felonies. Those cases have resulted in seven felony convictions. The case from last week is still pending. The list of charges does not include Wednesday morning’s events.
Indianapolis Fraternal Order of Police President Rick Snyder is calling for serious changes.
“Any resident in Indianapolis begs the question, what’s the number? What’s the number of arrests and convictions someone has to have before they are held accountable?” Snyder asked.
Snyder believes new crimes can be prevented, but there needs to be change. He says elected officials need to be held accountable.
“We’ve sworn an oath to protect our community and the folks who live here and we’re going to do that in any way possible, including getting laws changed to make it better and safer for Indianapolis,” Snyder said.