Police: Man wanted on child molestation charges arrested after attempting to flee during traffic stop
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Dec. 30, 2015)– An Indianapolis man was arrested Monday after allegedly attempting to flee from troopers during a traffic stop.
On December 28 around 10:30 p.m., An Indiana State Trooper and a field training officer saw a car with the headlights turned off on Shelby Street, near Berwyn Street.
As the trooper attempted to pull the car over, it sped off, sideswiping a parked car disregarding stop signs. Police say the car eventually stopped in the 1000 block of East Albany Street.
The driver, Joshua Finch, 21, of Indianapolis and a woman in the front passenger seat were removed from the car. Finch was wanted on a Morgan County warrant for child molestation. He was also wanted in Marion County for failure to register as a sex offender.
A loaded handgun was found under the passenger seat.
Finch was arrested on the charges in the two warrants. He also faces charges of resisting law enforcement and possessing a firearm as a felon.
The woman in the passenger seat was released at the scene.