Officers search for suspect following Bartholomew county pursuit and crash

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BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, Ind. (September 1, 2015) – Bartholomew County officers are searching for a suspect who led officers on a pursuit and foot chase.

On August 31 at 11:00 p.m. a deputy was patrolling US 31 near 400 N when he observed a grey Chevy Impala slowing to make a right turn westbound on Shady Lane.

Since the driver did not activate a turn signal at any time prior to or during the turn, the deputy attempted a traffic stop.

However, the Impala sped up and continued westbound on Shady Lane at a high rate of speed.

The deputy advised dispatch that he was in a pursuit. The pursuit continued through several other areas until the Impala crashed into a fence.

A male suspect exited the vehicle and ran southbound.

Within a few minutes, more officers and K-9 Argo arrived at the scene. They attempted to track the suspect, but they were unable to locate him.

The registered owner of the Impala told deputies she had left the keys in the vehicle, had not reported it stolen, and did not know who had taken it.

Officers found a broken glass pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine in the vehicle.

At this time, there are no suspects.