Car theft suspect arrested after two-county police chase that ends in Indianapolis

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INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 11, 2014) – A high-speed chase that began in Hendricks County ended on the west side of Indianapolis Tuesday afternoon.

Avon Police of Chief Jack Miller said a man called authorities around 10 a.m. Tuesday to report his white Ford pickup truck was stolen out of his Danville, Ind. driveway. Around 12:25 p.m., the victim received a call from his credit card company, alerting him that his stolen credit card was used at a gas station in Avon near US 36.

An Avon officer responded to the area and noticed the pickup truck leaving the gas station before proceeding onto County Road 900 East. Police said the suspect then continued at a high rate of speed. Chief Miller said an officer with the Brownsburg and Danville police departments assisted in the pursuit that continued into Marion County.

Once in Indianapolis, police said the suspect traveled east onto Rockville Road, where a rear tire blew out, causing the suspect to lose control of the truck. The vehicle ran into a snow bank at the intersection of Rockville Road and Brandt Street.

Officers were able to apprehend the driver, identified as 23-year-old Adam Logston of Indianapolis. Police said Logston had a suspended license and at least three outstanding warrants. It is unclear at this time what those warrants were for.

Further investigation revealed Logston’s alleged connection to another vehicle theft. Avon officers recovered a gold Chevy Trailblazer abandoned in a ditch just off Dan Jones Road and CR 200 N. Police said the vehicle was reported stolen out of Indianapolis on Feb. 6. Police believe Logston and a female drove the Trailblazer to Danville to steal the Ford pickup truck.

Police are currently looking for that female, who has been identified as 21-year-old Tarren Franklin.  Logston told authorities she was driving the Trailblazer when it crashed into the ditch, causing her to break her leg.  Logston told police he dropped Franklin off at the Wal-Mart located near the gas station he was spotted at in Avon.