Home Inmate Roster Most Wanted Press Releases Sex Offenders Warrants Contact Us
Image of the state of Indiana with Scott County darkened in. Scott County Sheriffs Logo
812-752-8400
   
Hot Cases Message From the Sheriff History of the Sheriff
 
05/09/2013

Motorcycle Pursuit Ends with Crash and Injuries.

Patrick Mantia

 

On May 8, 2013, the Scott County Sheriff’s Office and Scottsburg Police Department were involved in a vehicle pursuit.  While patrolling US 31, Deputy Herald encountered a motorcycle that was traveling at a speed of 82 MPH.  When he attempted to stop the motorcycle, the driver sped off at speeds well over 100 MPH.  The driver, Patrick Mantia (03-23-1978), continued eluding law Enforcement throughout the county until he crashed on State Road 203, south of the stone quarry.  Both he and passenger Ashley Vernon (03-08-1989) were thrown from the motorcycle.  Vernon sustained a severe head injury and was flown to the University of Louisville Hospital for treatment.  Mantia was treated and released to Sheriff’s Office custody.  He was charged with Fleeing Law Enforcement Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, Driving While Suspended (Prior) and Reckless Driving.  While medical staff was tending to Vernon, she was found to have Methamphetamine, scheduled drugs and paraphernalia on her person.  

Media Kit
 
 
 
Crime Tips HOTline 812-752-7898 - Submit via Email - click here
 
Emergency - Dial 911 - Phone 812-752-8400 (24 hours)
BrooksJeffrey Most Wanted Websites