Pursuit on I-94 lands two men in Porter County Jail

INDIANA – Yesterday at approximately 3:00 p.m., troopers attempted to stop a white Chrysler 300 on I-94 that had been reported stolen out of Chicago on September 9.

Troopers initiated a traffic stop as the vehicle exited I-94 onto S.R. 49 in Chesterton; however, the driver failed to stop and fled.  The driver made a U-turn and got back onto I-94 and drove westbound at high speed.  As the pursuit approached the Burns Harbor exit, the driver made a sudden evasive maneuver from the middle lane of the interstate and attempted to take the exit onto U.S. 20.

The driver failed to negotiate the curve and traveled off the roadway into the grass, where it crashed.  Two men fled the vehicle into the nearby woods.  Officers from several agencies arrived at the scene, a perimeter was established and both subjects eventually exited the wooded area and surrendered without further incident.   

The individuals who were arrested were:

Julius A. Statham, 35, from Chicago, IL 

  • Theft- Vehicle- Level 6 Felony
  • Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle- Level 6 Felony
  • Resisting Law Enforcement- Class A Misdemeanor

Ka’darrius T. Roach, 28, from Miami, FL

  • Resisting Law Enforcement- Class A Misdemeanor

All suspects are presumed to be innocent until/unless proven guilty in court.