A man United States Marshals believed was staying in Bloomington, was found, and arrested Monday afternoon after a short pursuit that ended in a vehicle collision, according to Bloomington Police Department Capt. Ryan Pedigo in a follow up e-mail to members of the media.
Pedigo said a detective from the BPD was contacted Sunday by the U.S. Marshals Service Sunday, and asked to assist in locating a man with outstanding warrants, who is a serious violent felon. The man was identified as Jason Brown, 25-years-old, of Fairland, Indiana, and was wanted on charges of stalking, domestic battery, and criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon. Police were told that it was believed that brown was possibly in possession of firearms, and body armor.
Several members of the Marshals service arrived in Bloomington Monday to make the arrest of Brown who was believed to be staying in a home in the 100 block of E. Driscoll Lane, according to the BPD. The U.S. Marshals began surveilling the residence, and saw brown leave in a pickup truck with another man. The Marshals began following the vehicle, and the driver began to flee. The Marshals activated their emergency lights, but the driver failed to stop at the intersection of Walnut and Southern Driver, where it then collided with a black truck.
In a chaotic scene just before noon, Monday, members of the Marshals service then took a man wearing a confederate flag hoodie, and another dressed in camo hunting clothes into custody. A member of the Bloomington community recorded one of the arrests on video, and the Herald-Times caught the other arrest in still images. There is no mention of a third arrest in the information provided to the Bloomingtonian by the BPD.
The truck the driver crashed was determined to be stolen from Carmel, and a handgun was found under the seat.
The driver of the truck, William Bennett, Jr., 26-years-old, was arrested and charged with vehicle theft, level 6 felony.
Brown, who the U.S. Marshals had come to arrest, was taken to the Monroe County Jail on three outstanding warrants, and possession of a firearm by a serious felon, level 4 felony.