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Police catch wanted man after chase, search in Clinton County

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CLINTON COUNTY (March 24, 2014) – Police captured a wanted man Monday morning in Clinton County following a police chase that began in Boone County.

According to investigators, officers from the Whitestown Police Department pulled over a pickup truck for reckless driving on I-65 around 5 a.m. Monday. They discovered the driver was wanted on a warrant for a firearms offense out of LaPorte County, and he sped off after briefly talking to police.

Officers followed the pickup truck in a pursuit that reached speeds of 100 mph on northbound I-65 into Clinton County. Police later identified the suspect as Kenneth Snowden Jr., 27, Lebanon.

Just past the Clinton-Boone county line, the truck left I-65 via the exit for State Road 28. The truck went into a ditch and through a fence and then continued across a field through two more fences. It eventually crashed into a ravine and fence on New Castle Road. Snowden ditched the truck and ran into a cornfield in the area of County Road 900 West and New Castle Road.

Police searched on foot  and brought in K-9 officers. Investigators from Clinton County, Tippecanoe County and Indiana State Police set up a perimeter in an effort to find Snowden. At around 8:30 a.m., investigators hadn’t found him and terminated the perimeter.

A secondary search began of nearby barns, ditches and wooded areas. Shortly after that, a resident reported a suspicious person in the 6600 block of West Mulberry Jefferson Road. When officers arrived to check it out, they found Snowden. He was arrested around 9 a.m and transferred into the custody Boone County authorities.

No one was hurt during the pursuit or ensuing manhunt, police said.