(VANDERBURGH COUNTY) – Friday night at approximately 11:40, Trooper Trey Stewart stopped the driver of a red Dodge pickup truck on US 41 near Riverside Drive for operating without headlights.
As Trooper Stewart was approaching the vehicle the driver accelerated south on US 41 before turning east on Waterworks Road.
The vehicle reached speeds of approximately 80 mph. Trooper Stewart lost sight of the vehicle on Waterworks Road near Nugent Drive.
Responding Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Deputies located the vehicle on a farm access road and observed the driver flee into a soybean field.
Indiana State Police and Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Deputies set up a perimeter while a Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office K-9 team tracked the suspect through the soybean field, across a creek, and through a wooded area before being apprehended.
The suspect was identified as Jerry Dewayne Brown, 46, Henderson, KY. Brown was taken to Deaconess Midtown where he was treated and released for a dog bite. Brown is currently being held without bond at the Vanderburgh County Jail.
Jerry Brown, age 46, of Henderson, Kentucky was charged with Resisting Law Enforcement with a vehicle, Class 6, felony, habitual traffic violator, Class 5 felony, and two outstanding warrants out of Warrick County.