Three deputies injured in SR 7 chase
Jennings deputies help in capture of Madison woman
Monday, September 10, 2012 11:00 AM
Three deputies from the Jennings County Sheriff's Department were injured Saturday night while attempting to stop a vehicle that was being pursued by Jefferson County deputies northbound on State Road 7.
Jefferson County deputies responded to a call of a person threatening suicide on Morgan Trace Drive in Dupont. Upon arrival, officers found Tina Cosby of Madison locked inside her car. She was holding knives as officers tried to talk with her, Sheriff John Wallace said in a press release.
Cosby, 34, failed to respond to the officers and fled the scene in her car. The Jennings County Sheriff's Department was notified of the pursuit, the release said.
Three Jennings County deputies attempted to intervene by placing stop sticks at the intersection of SR 7 and Jennings County Road 100-S.
As the deputies attempted to get their car into position, they collided with a passenger van which was northbound on SR 7, the release said. Both vehicles left the roadway.
The deputies, Allan Ritchie, 31, John Jayne, 41, and Randy Perdue, 58 were injured. Ritchie was flown to the University Hospital in Louisville. Jayne and Perdue were treated at Saint Vincent's Hospital in North Vernon. Their injuries were not life threatening.
The van was driven by Sylvia Glover, 67, of North Vernon. Her husband, John Glover, 70, was a passenger in the van.
Both had complaints of pain and were treated and released from St. Vincent Hospital.
North Vernon police put down stop sticks and disabled Cosby's car near the intersection of SR 7 and SR 3 in North Vernon.
Officers gained entry into Cosby's car by breaking out the driver's side window Cosby continued to resist arrest and was Tasered by a North Vernon police officer, the press release said.
Cosby was taken into custody and transported to the Jefferson County Jail.
She faces initial charges of criminal recklessness with a vehicle and resisting law enforcement.