Stolen Vehicle Pursuit Results In Two Arrests In Jackson County

(BROWNSTOWN) – A Tuesday morning pursuit in Brownstown landed two men in jail.

At approximately 11:45 a.m. Brownstown Police Officer Ryan Cherry and Reserve Officer Levi Caudill noticed a black Chevrolet Malibu that was just reported stolen from Main Street in Jennings County.

Officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the stolen vehicle but the driver failed to stop and a vehicle pursuit started.

The pursuit started in Brownstown and continued towards Seymour on US 50 before the vehicle turned around and went back towards Brownstown.

The pursuit continued through Brownstown and then proceeded through Vallonia before turning back around towards Brownstown. It then continued north to the Courtland area where Assistant Chief Joe Kelly performed a PIT maneuver and the vehicle came to a stop in a field.

Arrested were Taylor Wade and Damion Patton, both from North Vernon.

Damion Patton
Taylor Wade

Patton was charged with resisting arrest, driving with a suspended driver’s license with a prior conviction, reckless driving at a high rate of speed, auto theft, and criminal mischief.

Wade is facing a charge of auto theft.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, Seymour Police Department with K-9 Officer McMindes, and Indiana State Police Troopers assisted in the pursuit.

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