Indianapolis man, 19, in custody after pursuit ends in Putnam County


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PUTNAMVILLE, Ind.– Police say a 19-year-old Indianapolis man is in custody after a police pursuit.

Around 5 p.m., Indiana State Police troopers from Indianapolis and Putnamville were assisting IMPD officers with a vehicle pursuit that entered the Putnamville District westbound on I-70 from the Indianapolis area.

The suspect’s vehicle, a silver Dodge Journey exited onto U.S. 231 and went northbound before a quick U-turn to the southbound lanes. While doing the U-turn, the suspect hit and Indiana State Police vehicle.

The suspect continued southbound and then voluntarily stopped at a convenience store at U.S. 231 and County Road 900 South. He was arrested without further incident.

After the man was taken into custody, he was examined by Putnam County Operation Life paramedics for complaint of back pain from the crash and released to law enforcement. Immediately following the examination, the suspect was transported back for more investigation from IMPD.

At this time, the suspect is not facing any charges.

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