Police: 19-year-old man leads Greenwood police on 100 mph chase in stolen car
Jimmy Smith faces felony theft charge
Last Updated: 73 days ago
JOHNSON COUNTY, Ind. - A man suspected in a Greenwood burglary early Friday was arrested after leading police on a chase in a stolen car through Johnson County.
Just before 4 a.m., the Johnson County Sheriff's Department got a call about a burglary at a home in Center Grove.
The homeowner told police he was awakened by the sound of his car starting in his garage. By the time the homeowner got to the garage, he saw a man backing his 2005 Acura out of the garage and onto the street.
Police said the burglary suspect drove into a neighbor's driveway before crashing into the neighbor's parked car and speeding away.
About 5:30 a.m., Greenwood Police Department officers spotted the stolen Acura in the 600 block of Savannah Drive. When police tried to pull the suspect over, the driver disobeyed and continued east onto Main Street, before turning onto Howard Road at speeds of over 100 mph.
The pursuit continued through the intersection of Howard and Fry roads before the suspect jumped an embankment and crashed into a building.
After the crash, police said the suspect, identified as Jimmy Smith, 19, of Greenwood, fled on foot. Police caught up with Smith after a few blocks and he was taken into custody.
Smith was arrested and taken to IU Methodist Hospital after telling police he thought he had overdosed on meth, police said.
Once Smith is released from the hospital he will face felony theft and resisting arres, police said.
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