HARRISON COUNTY (Feb. 10, 2014) – A sheriff’s deputy was injured and two people were shot following an early morning chase that started in Harrison County and ended in Orange County.
Around 2 a.m. Monday, a Harrison County sheriff’s deputy attempted to pull over a black Honda Civic in Palmyra for speeding. The car wouldn’t stop after the deputy turned on his emergency lights, and he gave chase. The car’s license plate came back as false or fictitious, investigators said. The pursuit continued west on U.S. 150 through Washington County and into the Orange County town of Rego.
Indiana State Police said the chase continued south on county roads. The Civic turned west on County Road 820 South, leading to a dead end. After reaching the end of the road, the Civic turned to face the deputy who’d gotten out of his vehicle. He ordered the driver to stop, but the car continued toward the deputy, who fired his weapon three times, hitting two people inside the car.
The car continued toward the deputy, hitting him and throwing him onto the hood of his patrol car. The deputy, later identified as Michael Andry from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, suffered leg and back injuries. He was treated and released at Harrison County Hospital.
An Indiana conservation officer used his patrol car to block the path of the Civic. He ordered the suspects to get out. They were then taken into custody.
The driver was identified as Daniel Ray Holloway, 23, Leavenworth. He was shot twice in the hands and went to University of Louisville Hospital. Front seat passenger Ian T. Goebel, 30, Depaul, was shot in the abdomen and was also taken to University of Louisville Hospital. Rachel S. Kirkham, 25, Corydon, was in the back seat and wasn’t hurt.
Troopers from the Indiana State Police Meth Suppression Section found precursors to methamphetamine production in a backpack inside the car. No meth lab was found, police said.
Charges against the suspects are pending.