Man arrested after leading police on high-speed car chase, pursuit through woods

Man found hiding in junk pile

CLARK COUNTY, Ind. - A man led police on a high-speed car chase then a foot pursuit through the woods before being caught and arrested, police said.

Police said 42-year-old Charles F. Jackson, of Memphis, Ind., gave chase after being pulled over on Interstate 65 near Henryville for a traffic infraction Tuesday afternoon.

The officer who stopped him was at Jackson's driver-side window asking him questions when Jackson put the car in drive and sped off, police said.

The officer pursued Jackson in a chase that reached speeds up to 84 mph, police said.

According to police, Jackson exited I-65 at the Henryville exit, drove down several country roads to a wooded area then exited his car and took off on foot.

Police set up a perimeter and called in K9 units to search for Jackson. He was found hiding under some boards in a junk pile, police said.

Jackson was taken to the Clark County Jail and preliminarily charged with resisting law enforcement in a vehicle, resisting law enforcement on foot, criminal recklessness in a vehicle and reckless driving.

Police discovered that Jackson was already wanted on two warrants -- one for criminal conversion and one for three counts of resisting law enforcement and one count of criminal recklessness in a vehicle.

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