2 suspects taken into custody after RV burglaries lead to high-speed chase in Hendricks and Morgan counties

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MORGAN COUNTY, Ind. – Two suspects are in custody and face several charges after burglaries led to a high-speed police chase from Hendricks County into Morgan County early Wednesday morning.

Police said the suspects broke into RV Storage at East Main Street and Commerce Drive in Danville Tuesday night, stealing weapons, ammunition, televisions and other items from seven different RVs. One RV was also stolen from the facility, police said.

Surveillance footage showed a silver truck in the area that detectives believed was connected to the thefts.

Around 5 a.m. Wednesday, an officer in Danville noticed a truck matching the vehicle’s description at Commerce Park. The officer tried to make contact with the people inside the truck, which then left the scene. The officer pursued the vehicle, and other law enforcement officers from the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department, Avon Police Department and Plainfield Police Department soon joined the pursuit.

The chase reached speeds of more than 100 mph and lasted nearly 25 minutes. It came to an end after a Hendricks County deputy used a PIT maneuver to stop the vehicle at State Road 42 and Hazelwood Road in Morgan County.

Police apprehended two suspects—identified as 25-year-old Chelsea Casey and 35-year-old Michael Gillson—after a short chase on foot. The truck they were in had been reported stolen in Vigo County, and police believe they were involved in or responsible for the RV thefts.

During interviews with Casey and Gillson, officers obtained information that led them to the stolen RV. A subsequent search of the vehicle turned up many of the stolen items, along with several items believed to have been stolen across Hendricks, Clay and Vigo counties. Those additional items included a police officer’s badge and handcuffs taken from law enforcement vehicles.

Officers are still searching for the firearms stolen from the RVs. If you have any information regarding the suspects or the case, you’re asked to contact police at 317-745-3001 or Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 317-262-TIPS.

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