Juvenile Arrested After Vehicle Pursuit

From Greensburg City Police –

GREENSBURG, IN – On January 11, 2023 at approximately 11:31 am the Greensburg Police
Department responded to a report of a disorderly juvenile in the four hundred block of East
Freeland Road in Greensburg, Indiana. The juvenile was reported to have attempted to batter
his father while in a motor vehicle. When Lieutenant Wayne Davis arrived on scene he saw the
complainant outside of a vehicle talking on the phone. As Lieutenant Davis pulled up to speak
with the complainant a juvenile drove off in the complainant’s vehicle.
Lieutenant Davis activated his emergency lights and siren in his fully marked police vehicle to
initiate a traffic stop. The juvenile proceeded to drive north on State Road 3 at a high rate of
speed initiating a vehicle pursuit. During the pursuit the juvenile drove the vehicle at speeds
well over the posted speed limit. Several times in the pursuit the juvenile’s vehicle almost
struck other vehicles.
The juvenile eventually drove his vehicle off road and into a field. This caused his vehicle to
suffer mechanical trouble and the juvenile was taken into custody near 1100 South and Base
Road in Rush County, Indiana. The juvenile was arrested on the charges involving allegations of Robbery a Level 5 Felony, Theft of an automobile a Level 6 Felony, Criminal Recklessness a Level 6 Felony,
Resisting Law Enforcement a Level 6 Felony and Reckless Driving a Class B Misdemeanor.
The Greensburg Police Department would like to thank the Decatur County Sheriff’s
Department, the Indiana State Police, Rush County Sheriff’s Department and the Decatur
County Central Dispatch for their assistance on this call.
Under law, criminal charges are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent
unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

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