Police: Car thief arrested after leading police on high-speed chase

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Oct. 23, 2013)— A police pursuit ended in a crash downtown Wednesday morning.

Authorities said the suspect, 27-year-old Jamey Keener, was a wanted car thief, who led police on a pursuit that covered more than 20 miles.

The investigation that began on Sept. 30 determined Keener was at a Dollar Inn in the area of the 8200 block of Shadeland Avenue, said police. As officers approached Keener, he fled the scene in a stolen 2011 GMC 1500 Crew Cab pick-up truck.

The truck’s tire hit a curb in the 5500 block of Capitol Ave. before wrecking. The suspect exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot, before officers apprehended him a short time later.

Keener was arrested on charges of vehicle theft and resisting law enforcement.