Suspect sought from Bartholomew County incident


Early this morning, approximately 3:30 a.m., Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Deputy Dylan Prather initiated a traffic stop on northbound I65, near the 76 mile-marker.

The vehicle, wanted in an armed robbery in Nashville, TN, fled from Deputy Prather and a pursuit ensued.  After crashing and rolling multiple times, two suspects fled on foot.  A 16-year-old juvenile was later located at a residence where he sought assistance for his injuries.  He was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital for, what appears to be, non-life-threatening injuries.

Units still looking for a black male suspect (wearing a black shirt, jeans and a grey toboggan) from a pursuit.  The pursuit started I65 northbound from 72.5 with a Honda Civil.  Vehicle then went southbound on US 31 to Lowell Rd, back northbound on US 31.  

Stop stixs were successful at US 31 / 500 N.  Vehicle continued northbound on US 31 then northbound on I65.  

Vehicle crashed at the 80.5mm NB off the east side of the interstate.  Two males fled the vehicle.  After a couple hours, one juvenile male was located at the residence on 252; east of I65.  

2 K9s, 2 drones and Deputies and Officers from multiple agencies attempted to locate the second offender, but so far have been unsuccessful.  

The suspect being sought is allegedly armed with a S&W .45 handgun.

A short time later, BCSO deputies were dispatched to a vehicle theft at Waffle House in Taylorsville.  The male who stole the 2016 Kia Sportage is believed to be the same suspect on the loose from the pursuit.  

“I want to give a huge thanks to all agencies involved”, says Bartholomew County Sheriff Matthew A. Myers.    “If anyone sees this vehicle or a person matching this description, please do not approach – call law enforcement immediately”, added Sheriff Myers.

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