New Albany man jailed following early morning pursuit

CORYDON – Early Thursday morning, a New Albany man was jailed on numerous charges after he fled from an Indiana State Trooper in Harrison County, Indiana.

The investigation began at approximately 2:40 a.m. when an ISP trooper attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a Geo Tracker on State Road 135 at State Road 62 in Corydon, Indiana. 

Aaron M. Schweitzberger

The vehicle was being driven by Aaron M. Schweitzberger, 27, of New Albany. He fled from the trooper south on State Road 135.  Troopers with the Indiana State Police-Sellersburg Post along with Harrison County deputies pursued Schweitzberger’s vehicle through southern Harrison County.

Schweitzberger’s vehicle eventually came to a stop along Albin Ford Road near Elizabeth, Indiana.  Schweitzberger, along with a female passenger, both fled the vehicle on foot.  Schweitzberger was soon captured.  The female passenger was not located.

A K-9 was deployed on the vehicle and gave a positive alert to illegal drugs.  During a search of the vehicle, officers located approximately 11 grams of suspected meth along with additional controlled substances and drug paraphernalia.  Schweitzberger was also found to have outstanding felony warrants through Floyd, Harrison, and Dubois counties.   

Schweitzberger was transported to the Harrison County Jail where he is currently being held on preliminary felony charges of dealing and possession of methamphetamine over 10 grams, resisting law enforcement in a vehicle, possession of a legend drug and misdemeanor charges of reckless driving and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Trp. Clay Boley was assisted by Troopers Steven Peyton and Zachary Lavey with the Indiana State Police-Sellersburg Post along with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and Shaffer’s Towing.