The Clay County Sheriff's Department is asking the public for their assistance in finding the whereabouts of a Clay County resident believed to be involved in an overnight high-speed pursuit.
Although details are limited due to the ongoing investigation as of press time, Sgt. Rob Gambill confirmed to the Times late Wednesday evening that officers from the Clay County Sheriff's and the Clay City and Brazil City Police departments chased a suspect who attempted to ram a squad car before speeding away in excess of 100 mph.
The pursuit started in an area near C.R. 825 E and ended in an Owen County field after the suspect stopped the rental car to throw away materials consistent with a methamphetamine lab. The driver of the vehicle was not present when officers discovered the car.
Members of the Indiana State Police were on the scene where the methamphetamine lab was thrown out to clean the area shortly before 10 p.m.
"We were not going to let that meth lab be delivered to its destination," Gambill said about the need for the pursuit. "People need to realize we are not going to tolerate methamphetamine in this county."
Officials are looking for a person of interest believed to be involved with the pursuit.
"Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Brian Godfrey need to contact the Clay County Sheriff's Department," Gambill said.
According to the Clay County Justice Center, Godfrey, 47, lives in the Bowling Green area. Described as being 6-foot-tall, 200 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair, Godfrey usually wears a mustache and has a tattoo on his right shoulder.
To report information about the location of Brian Godfrey, can contact the Clay County Sheriff's Department at 446-2535.