INDIANAPOLIS – Police said a man with six active warrants led officers on a chase and crash on Indy’s near south side.
The suspect was taken into custody early Tuesday morning after crashing a stolen truck into a home on South Pennsylvania. That crash knocked out a support beam and caused the porch to collapse. The crash significantly damaged the porch, but the home didn’t sustain any structural damage, police said.
Just after 12:30 a.m., police noticed the truck of a man in his 20s with six active warrants near Raymond Street and East Street.
Police said the suspect was also being investigated for at least three different car thefts in the last week.
Police claim the suspect repeatedly rammed and damaged a pursuing squad car before being pinned against the home.
That allowed officers to arrest the driver, 27-year-old Cody Goode.
Hours later, a neighbor realized his property had also been run over.
“I came home at 6 this morning, turned the corner, and I didn’t see the fence. My question was who stole my fence?” said Josh Deane. “Then I find these laying down, and I’m like what happened?”
Police claim the suspect drove onto some train tracks where one IMPD officer hit something and got stuck.
Other nearby officers quickly picked up the pursuit, leading to the crash. No one was injured.
“It’s a silver lining, but who is responsible? That’s what we need to find out,” said Deane.
Specifically, Deane wonders why the suspect was even on the streets in the first place.
Court records show Goode failed to appear in court on Monday, and six arrest warrants were issued for pending cases in Marion County that include auto theft, drug and weapons charges, criminal recklessness, resisting law enforcement and more.
“It’s absolutely nuts. It’s pure craziness. I want to know who is responsible to fix my fence,” said Deane.
The suspect allegedly told officers he was sorry multiple times while still sitting in the stolen truck before being arrested.
Goode is behind bars at the Marion County Jail, where he’s being held on a long list of criminal charges.
Jesse Wells contributed to this story.