Pursuit ends with crop damage

Last Updated on October 8, 2021 by Cass County Sheriff’s Department

On Thursday, October 8, 2021 at approximately 3:15 a.m., Cass County Deputy Michael Thomison observed a red Jeep disregard a stop sign at US 35 and SR 218. Deputy Thomison attempted to stop the Jeep for the traffic violation. The driver of the Jeep failed to stop for Deputy Thomison and continued westbound on SR 218 where the driver turned northinto a harvested bean field west of County Road 600 East. The driver continued fleeing northbound through the bean field into a standing corn field. The driver began driving within the cornfield. Deputy Thomison did not follow the Jeep into the standing corn. At one point during the search, the driver came to the edge of the cornfield and honked at officers before turning back into the field.

Several officers converged on the area to set up a perimeter to contain the vehicle. A drone from the Logansport Police Department was called to assist and located the vehicle but no occupants.

At 4:14 a.m., a resident of Walton contacted Cass County Central Dispatch Center to report a red Jeep had been stolen from their residence. While investigating the stolen vehicle, deputies determined the pursuit involved the same Jeep stolen from the residence in Walton. Further investigation found that the Jeep had been stolen by four male juveniles at approximately 1:30 a.m. All four of the juveniles have been identified and placed in secured detention by Cass County Juvenile Probation. The identities of the juveniles involved in this incident will not be released.

Other agencies assisting were the Logansport Police Department, Walton Fire Department, Walton Police Department and the Indiana State Police.

If you have property damage from this vehicle, please contact that Cass County Sheriff’s Office at 574-753-7800.

All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

SOURCE: News release from Cass County Sheriff’s Department