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02/19/2014

Deputies Pursue Stolen Vehicle From Charlestown

February 19, 2014: a Scott County Sheriff’s Deputy was attempting a traffic stop on a Maroon GMC Envoy at approximately 6:00 AM this morning when the driver refused to stop and accelerated, driving at a high rate of speed.

The unknown driver was first noticed when a store clerk at the Scottsburg Moto Mart became concerned with his behavior; it was said that the person was wearing a dark hoodie and a bandana driving around the store and staring at the clerk.  It was also said that there wasn’t a license plate on the vehicle.   The clerk called Law Enforcement and within fifteen (15) minutes authorities were able to identify the vehicle involved.

Deputies attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle at US 31 near Cherry Street in Scottsburg, however, the vehicle refused to stop continuing throughout several streets in Scottsburg before re-entering US 31 and traveling to Austin and then to Crothersville.  From Crothersville, the pursuit entered south bound I -65 and traveled back to Austin where he exited the interstate and got on Boatman Road. 

The pursuit continued South on Boatman Road where the suspect drove through high water and continued south.  Law Enforcement terminated the pursuit at this time due to the high water. 

The unknown driver was then seen traveling East on Moonglo Road and then again near Pioneer Village General Store by citizens. 

During the investigation, it has been found that the GMC Envoy was stolen from an address on Market Street in Charlestown, Indiana, and was later recovered in Henryville, Indiana. 

It was further discovered that a second vehicle was stolen this morning, this one from Love’s Truck Stop in Memphis, Indiana, and that Clark County Law Enforcement was engaged in a pursuit with a person whom was later apprehended.  The Scott County Sheriff’s Office will be investigating this matter for a possible connection to the Scott County pursuit.   

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