Three Arrested After Multi-County Pursuit on I-65

Written from press release

Southern Indiana – June 21, 2024: Three Indianapolis men were arrested on multiple charges after leading police on a high-speed pursuit that crossed several county lines on Friday afternoon.

The incident began around 5:30 p.m. when Trooper Wyatt Madden attempted to stop a gray 2019 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck for speeding on southbound I-65 near the 14-mile marker. The truck was clocked at 87 mph in a 70 mph zone. Although the driver initially pulled over near the 12-mile marker, he quickly sped away as Trooper Madden approached the vehicle.

The pursuit continued northbound after the driver exited at the Sellersburg exit and re-entered the interstate. Speeds during the chase often exceeded 100 mph. Multiple law enforcement agencies joined the pursuit, deploying Stop Stick tire deflation devices in attempts to halt the vehicle. However, the driver managed to evade the devices multiple times. Officers observed the driver and a front-seat passenger throwing an unknown substance out of the truck’s windows. Additionally, the vehicle’s dealer plates were reported stolen.

The chase spanned Scott and Jackson counties, with the driver crossing the median and driving northbound on the southbound side near Columbus, Indiana. The truck exited at the Columbus exit and struck a car entering the southbound on-ramp. The car sustained minor damage, and no injuries were reported. The Silverado then re-entered the interstate northbound.

The pursuit ended near the 82-mile marker when officers successfully deployed Stop Sticks, bringing the truck to a halt. The three occupants were taken into custody without incident. The Silverado had been reported stolen from Westfield, Indiana, in May 2024.

Trooper Madden transported the three men to the Clark County Jail. The arrested individuals and their charges are as follows:

  • James Thomas Vinson, 35, Indianapolis:
    • Resisting Law Enforcement – Level 6 Felony
    • Vehicle Theft – Level 6 Felony
    • Habitual Traffic Violator – Level 6 Felony
    • Criminal Recklessness with a Vehicle – Level 6 Felony
    • False Informing – B Misdemeanor
    • Possession of Marijuana – B Misdemeanor
    • Numerous warrants out of Marion County
  • Cedrick Anthony Gleaves, 29, Indianapolis:
    • Possession of Marijuana
  • Carl Fulmore, 23, Indianapolis:
    • Possession of Marijuana

These charges are preliminary and may change as the investigation continues.

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