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Pursuit Lands Nineveh Man Behind Bars
Updated May 10, 2016 6:45 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(JOHNSON CO.) - An early morning pursuit Sunday landed a Nineveh man behind bars.

Around 7:20 a.m. Indiana State Trooper Hank Kalina pulled over a red 2011 Dodge Nitro on I-65 southbound near the 96 mile marker for driving 73 miles per house in a 55 mph zone.

While Trooper Kalina was approaching the vehicle on foot the driver of the Dodge fled southbound at a high rate of speed, Kalina returned to his car and gave chase.

The pursuit continued southbound on I-65 for nearly 20 miles until exiting onto U.S. 31 northbound via exit 76. Trooper Kalina was joined in the pursuit by other Troopers as well as officers and deputies from other agencies.

The red Dodge continued north on U.S. 31 into Amity, continued into western Shelby County, then into Edinburgh. The pursuit continued around the streets of Edinburgh.

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office deployed stopsticks in Edinburgh which flattened three tires of the suspect's vehicle.

A short time later the suspect bailed from the car and fled on foot, he was located and apprehended in the backyard of a private residence.

The suspect, identified as 30-year-old William Dilts of Nineveh, was arrested on charges of resisting law enforcement, criminal recklessness and operating a vehicle as a habitual traffic violator and was taken to the Johnson County Jail.

The Indiana State Police is grateful for the cooperation and efforts of the assisting agencies to safely end this pursuit, Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Edinburgh Police Department and the Bartholomew County Sheriff's Office.

There were no injuries or property damage as a result of this pursuit.

This is an ongoing investigation an there is no further information available at this time.

Assisting Agencies: Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Bartholomew County Sheriff's Office, Edinburgh Police Department, Recovery One Tow Service.



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