From Greensburg City Police –
Greensburg, IN – On January 10, 2022 at approximately 12:55 am Officer Thomas Tuttle of the Greensburg Police Department attempted to conduct a traffic stop at the 132 mile marker on Interstate 74. The reason for the traffic stop is the vehicle was reported as being stolen from Fort Wayne, Indiana. The vehicle increased its speed and a pursuit was initiated.
The vehicle increased its speed to over one hundred and twenty-five miles per hour on the interstate. Law Enforcement agencies deployed stop sticks at two different locations during the pursuit and they were effective in deflating the suspect vehicles tires. A certified PIT (Pursuit Intervention Technique) officer from the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department used the pit maneuver to successfully stop the suspect vehicle at the Interstate 74 113 exit ramp.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as Alexis D. Houston of Fort Wayne, Indiana. There was one other occupant in the vehicle and he was identified as Clinton M. Garrett also from Fort Wayne, Indiana. Miss Houston and Mr. Garrett were both transported and processed into the Decatur County Jail.
Miss Houston was charged with Possession of Stolen Property, Resisting Law Enforcement, Operating Without Ever Obtaining a License and Reckless Driving. Mr. Garrett was charged with Possession of Stolen Property and Resisting Law Enforcement.
The Greensburg Police Department would like to thank the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department for assisting with this investigation.
Under law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.