Four people were arrested after a vehicle pursuit in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS – Four people were arrested this morning after an Indiana State Trooper attempted to pull over a car on the west side of Indianapolis.

At 3:45 a.m. a trooper saw a red Hyundai stopped in a left turn lane at 38th Street and Shore Drive. When the light turned green the driver of the Hyundai did not turn left instead the driver continued driving straight through the light, then made an unsafe lane change with no turn signal. The trooper turned on his red and blue lights and the vehicle sped away.

After leading the trooper on a chase for several miles through city streets the vehicle came to a stop in an ally near 39th Street and Rockwood Avenue, at which time two females got out and ran from the vehicle into the neighborhood, another adult male climbed out of the car and laid on the ground. The driver drove a little further into the alley, parked the car, and ran through a backyard near some houses.  Within minutes of the stop, Troopers, along with help from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, were able to apprehend the driver and the other two suspects who fled from the car.

The driver was identified as 53-year-old Anthony Hayes, who was wanted on several warrants in Hamilton and Marion Counties including resisting law enforcement with a vehicle and theft. He now faces new preliminary charges in Marion County for resisting law enforcement, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, and possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

A male passenger who was on the ground was identified as 33-year-old Douglas Jones Jr. who was wanted on warrants in Marion County for theft and driving while suspended. He does not face any new charges from this incident.

The two females who fled from the scene were identified as 36-year-old Brittney Jones and 32-year-old Taryn Saxton. Jones faces preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement, obstruction of justice, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Saxton is preliminarily charged with resisting law enforcement.

All suspects were transported to the Marion County Jail, they are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court. The charges listed are preliminary and provided probable cause for arrest, actual charges will be determined by the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office upon review of the case. All crimes mentioned in this release are alleged.