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Three arrested after police chase in Jackson County

Three people were arrested over the weekend by Jackson County authorities after a chase involving a stolen van from a home on County Road 400 East.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Department says that on Saturday, Reserve Officer Scott Davis found the van in the parking lot of the Jackson Park Shopping Center on Tipton Drive. As Davis approached the van, he reports that it sped off.

A pursuit ensued, which reportedly went from Jackson Park Drive, to East Oak Street, to South O'Brien Street on to County Road 850 East. The pursuit continued south on CR 850 East, where the van went into a ditch at the intersection of County Road 200 North. Authorities say the van then drove through a private yard and onto CR 200 South, where the driver of the van allegedly tried to ram Officer Davis' vehicle. Police say the pursuit continued east on CR 200 North to the intersection of County Road 100 East, where the van went into a private driveway, then northeast through a soybean field and into some woods. The chase ended shortly thereafter after the van struck a tree.

Once the van was stopped, three men got out and allegedly attempted to flee on foot. One of the passengers, 24-year-old Nicholas Garrett, of Crothersville was apprehended at the scene. Later that evening, Jackson County authorities say they found the second passenger, 23-year-old Aaron Ward, of Seymour, on the front porch of a home in the 10000 East block of County Road 250 North. He was being detained by the property owner. The driver of the stolen van, 25-year-old Joshua D. Jones, also of Seymour, was found Sunday at a home on East Laurel Street after another stolen vehicle was located at the residence.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Department says that all three men are being charged with resisting arrest by fleeing with a motor vehicle, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, possession of stolen property, auto theft, criminal recklessness with a vehicle and attempted involuntary manslaughter with a vehicle. Garrett is also facing a charge of false informing. Jones is facing additional charges of non-residential burglary, auto theft and another pursuit in a stolen vehicle that took place Friday on County Road 300 South.

There has been no information released on possible bond or court dates.

Officers from the Seymour Police Department, Crothersville Police Department, Brownstown Police Department and Indiana State Police aided in the arrests, pursuits and investigations of these men.
Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014 1:42:05 PM

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