|WCSI Local News|
A Greenwood man who was the driver of a vehicle that crashed in to another vehicle, putting one person in a coma, was arrested Sunday.
Johnson County Sheriff Doug Cox says his department received an arrest warrant for 30-year-old Derrick Means, of Brandywine Drive, for probation revocation. Police say Means had gotten out of the hospital on Nov. 29 after recovering from injuries he sustained in the crash after fleeing from Greenwood Police. During the chase, Means' vehicle struck a vehicle at Main Street and Madison Avenue. Both victims were critically injured, including 35-year-old Michael Brown, of Noblesville, who is still in a coma at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
Authorities say the crash was the result of Means allegedly fleeing from an officer who tried to initiate a traffic stop. Alcohol is believed to have been a factor.
Sheriff Cox say Means' arrest was the result of good police work and residents helping with good information.
The arrest warrant was received by the sheriff's department on Friday. The department had deputies checking Means' apartment and workplace, only to come up empty. A witness saw a female removing items from Means' apartment on Sunday. Police confronted the woman, identified as 29-year-old Amanda Herald, of Indianapolis. She ultimately confessed that she was picking things up for Means, who was waiting at a nearby business. Police converged on that business and arrested him.
Means was searched and transported to the Johnson County Jail where he is being held without bond.
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 6:49:29 AM
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