(BLOOMINGTON) – Bloomington Police arrested 36-year-old James Greene, of 1405 West 13th St., on four Level 6 felonies and six misdemeanors. He was booked into the Monroe County Jail 10:07 a.m. Sunday.
Officers were informed Greene was wanted on outstanding warrants and was possibly armed and was in the Crestmont area in a red Ford F-250.
An officer in the area spotted Greene’s truck near the intersection of 10th and Monroe streets and attempted to stop him.
Greene fled from officers and lost control of the truck in a yard on West Cottage Grove Avenue. He then backed out of the yard and continued to flee, according to police. He lost control of the truck again at the intersection of 11th and Monroe streets and went over the curb and struck a street sign and tree.
But Greene continued driving the truck through a construction zone on Arlington Road, police said. Construction workers who were present fled the area to safety.
Police then terminated their pursuit to eliminate the danger of Greene’s reckless driving, according to the report.
Later, a construction worker near the Arlington Road overpass over I-69 reported that workers ran out of the way as the truck nearly struck them.
A short time later, police dispatch received information at a red Ford F-250 that had crashed near the intersection of Maple Grove Road and Stanton Court.
Bloomington Police officers, along with officers from the Ellettsville Police Department and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, responded to the scene.
A woman at the scene told police she heard the crash and went to check to see if anyone was injured and was confronted by Greene, who asked her to drive him to another location. After refusing, Greene was last seen walking from the scene northbound on Maple Grove Road.
A Bloomington Police K9 unit tracked Greene about a quarter-mile from the scene. Police found Greene hiding in a culvert under the roadway, police said.
He refused to obey officer commands, to show his hands or remove himself. The police dog was deployed and bit Greene’s leg and he was arrested.
Greene was transported to a local hospital for treatment and then transported to jail.
Police later learned the Ford F-250 was stolen from Indianapolis.
Officers also located a used syringe inside filled with heroin inside the truck.
Greene is facing numerous charges including resisting arrest, criminal recklessness with a vehicle and by fleeing, reckless driving, auto theft, criminal mischief, reckless operation of a vehicle in a construction zone with workers present and illegal possession of a syringe.