ISP: Iowa man in stolen vehicle leads chase through Shelby County
Last Updated: 43 days ago
SHELBY COUNTY, Ind. - Police said an Iowa man is looking at a few charges after leading a state trooper on a chase Wednesday afternoon in a stolen car through Shelby County.
Indiana State Police (ISP) said just after 2 p.m., a state trooper tried to pull over a vehicle on westbound Interstate 74 near mile marker 110, just a mile north of the Fairland Road exit north of Shelbyville.
The trooper said the driver did not stop and continued west on I-74, exiting on the London Road exit (exit 103). ISP said the pursuit shifted with the car running off the road into a corn field near county roads 400 West and 900 North.
Investigators said Joshua O. Bailey, 26, of Clinton, Iowa, was the driver.
Then, ISP said, a Shelby County sheriff’s deputy on County Road 400 West continued to follow the car when it exited the corn field. ISP said the pursuit ended when the car crashed in the 9700 block of County Road 400 West.
Investigators said they had to further chase Bailey, however, releasing their K-9 unit to nab him as he tried to escape from the car’s wreckage.
Bailey reportedly received minor injuries from the flying glass and a bite from the police dog used to catch him. He was taken to Major Hospital in Shelby, Ind., for treatment. Then, he was booked into the Shelby County Jail on preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement with a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen vehicle, both Class D felonies.
ISP said the investigation is ongoing and additional charges could be forthcoming.
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