Multiple department pursuit in multiple counties leads to two arrests

BLOOMFIELD – On Tuesday, September 20th at 4:50 p.m. a caller reported a suspicious male and female at 1172 East State Road 58 at the White River Co-Op.

According to Greene County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Jordan Allor, the caller reported the people were trying top purchase a butane torch lighter and trying to sell their vehicle to patrons at the gas station.

Due to deputies being out of position, Lt. Marvin Holt with the Bloomfield Police Department responded to the area to

As Lt. Holt pulled into the parking lot, the male left the parking lot in a silver Ford Escape.

Lt. Holt attempted to stop the vehicle and it fled north on US 231 towards Bloomfield.

While Lt. Holt was in pursuit, the Greene County Sheriff’s Dispatch advised the vehicle was stolen out of Iowa. Once the vehicle reached Bloomfield, the driver drove off the roadway near Furnace Road and proceeded east on Furnace Road.

Worthington Town Marshal Jake Gambill joined the pursuit.

The vehicle continued to travel east to East Mineral Koleen Road and then turned south onto Fellows Ridge Road. While traveling south, the driver of the stolen Ford Escape, Jonathan Jordan, of Machanicsville, IA, swerved at two Greene County deputies nearly striking their patrol vehicles.

Jordan then traveled east on Harvest Church Road driving off the roadway and then back on. Once Jonathan reached U.S. 231 he turned south running off the roadway. He returned to the roadway and swerved the car toward Worthing Town Marshal Gambill’s vehicle.

Jordan continued traveling south on US 231 until reaching State Road 645 in Daviess County.

He then turned east onto State Road 645 and headed toward the Burns City Crane gate. When he reached the gate he stop. He then backed the vehicle into Marshal Gambill’s patrol vehicle. Once Jordan got the car turned around, he traveled west on State Road 645. At the intersection of State Road 645 and US 231 Jordan disregarded a flashing red light and proceeded traveling west onto County Road 1125 North in Daviess County.

Jordan then missed a 90-degree turn and drove through a yard to travel east on 1125 North. He then proceeded southbound on U.S. Highway 231 into Martin County and turned west onto County Road 950 N. While
traveling west, Jordan missed a 90-degree turn and struck an embankment disabling the vehicle.

Jordan and his passenger Ashley Kleinhans refused to exit the vehicle after the crash.

Deputies from Martin County, Daviess County, officers from Loogootee Police Department and troopers with the Indiana State Police arrived on the scene to assist.

Daviess County SWAT team was able to break the back window with a Sponge Round where a chemical agent was released into the vehicle. A short time later Jonathan Jordan and Ashley Kleinhans exited the vehicle and were taken into custody.

Jordan was transported to the Greene County General Hospital where he was medically cleared for
incarceration. Ashley Kleinhans was released from the hospital for medical reasons.

Investigating Officer: Lt. Marvin Holt BPD/ SGT Jordan Allor GCSO

Other Departments: Bloomfield Police Department, Greene County Sheriff’s Office, Worthington Police Department, Daviess County Sheriff’s Office, Martin County Sheriff’s Office, Loogootee Police Department, Indiana State Police, Greene County Ambulance Service, Daviess Community Hospital Ambulance, Martin County Fire Department.