Vigo County—Last night at 10:45, Indiana State Police Trooper Brad Fyfe witnessed a silver Chevrolet Silverado pickup turn west onto Ohio Street from 3rd St (US 41). Ohio Street is one-way eastbound.
Trooper Fyfe activated his emergency lighting to stop the pickup, but the Silverado turned south through the parking areas of Terre Haute City Hall and the Vigo County Jail and proceeded eastbound on Cherry Street (which is a one-way westbound street) disregarding a red light. The truck made its way to Wabash Avenue and proceeded east at a high rate of speed. Trooper Justin Bell joined at this point of the chase. After continuing east to Brown Avenue, the suspect turned south on Brown Avenue and east on the one-way west section of Ohio Boulevard, before entering Deming Park. Once in Deming Park, a West Terre Haute Police Officer Caleb Talpas joined the pursuit to assist. After traveling north through wooded areas of Deming Park, the suspect returned to US 40 and traveled east and then south on SR 46 to the retail area of SR 46 and Margaret Avenue. The Silverado pickup traveled east through a field and came to a stop near a tree line east of SR 46 and north of the retail stores.
The driver was taken into custody by Trooper Brad Fyfe, Vigo County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Thomas, and West Terre Haute Police Officers Jason Parker and Caleb Talpas. Trooper Justin Bell was deployed east of the final stop to prevent further escape.
Traffic was light and speeds reached 100 miles-per-hour for short periods of time.
The 17-year-old male juvenile from Terre Haute was incarcerated in the Vigo County Juvenile Detention Facility on charges of Resisting Law Enforcement Using a Vehicle; Reckless Driving; and Criminal Recklessness with a Vehicle. The juvenile was also cited for multiple traffic violations.
Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.