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Greene County Pursuit Ends With Arrest Of Greencastle Man
Updated September 8, 2015 9:04 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(LINTON) - A Labor Day pursuit in Linton ended with the arrest of a Greencastle man.

Just before midnight Friday night, Linton Police Officer Logan Hobbs attempted to stop a Ford pickup truck for an equipment equipment violation. The truck was traveling northbound on State Road 59 north of Linton and failed to yield to Officer Hobbs and instead sped away.

Officers were able to obtain the license plate number and information indicating the driver, 40-year-old Shane Hollingsworth, of Greencastle, was wanted on a warrant for a parole violation for serious violent felon in possession of firearm and for a felony charge of resisting law enforcement.

During the pursuit Hollingsworth drove off road through multiple farm fields causing thousands of dollars in crop damage.

The pursuit ended after the vehicle ultimately became disabled in a bean field, a perimeter was quickly established as Hollingsworth attempted to flee on foot.

Police located him hiding in the field and ordered him to surrender to which he did.

Hollingsworth is now facing multiple felony and misdemeanor charges including criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon when he swerved into the path of an ISP Trooper and forced him to leave the roadway to avoid impact.

Hollingsworth was also found to be in possession of illegal narcotics.

Hollingsworth is being held at the Greene County Jail without bond.

Assisting in the pursuit were officers with the Linton Police Department, Jasonville Police Department, Bloomfield Police Department, Greene County Sheriff's Department, Clay County Sheriff's Department and Indiana State Police K-9 units.



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