Man arrested after high-speed chase in stolen car
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 10:00 AM
Madison police officers arrested a North Vernon man early this morning after they said he led them on a high-speed car chase that spanned two counties.
Corey A. Nolan, 21, was taken into custody after crashing the vehicle on County Road 500-E in Jennings County.
Police had received a description of a stolen vehicle from North Vernon and at 1:40 a.m., Patrolman Dylan Barnes found the vehicle and pulled the car over on State Road 7 near Wirt, Chief Dan Thurston said.
When Barnes got out of the car, Nolan sped away, according to police. The chase exceeded speeds of 95 mph through Dupont and into Jennings County, Thurston said.
Nolan attempted to turn left onto County Road 500-E, but crashed the car due to slick road conditions, police said. He then fled the vehicle on foot, but police caught him when he fell, Thurston said.
Nolan was arrested on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, resisting law enforcement, fleeing in a vehicle, resisting law enforcement, fleeing on foot and operating a vehicle while license suspended with a prior conviction. He was taken to the Jefferson County Jail.
Patrolman Barnes was assisted by Capt. Rick Mundt, Jefferson County Sheriff's Department Deputy Ben Flint and deputies with the Jennings County Sheriff's Department.