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Suspect evades Jasonville police

Friday, February 13, 2004

Jasonville Police are still looking for a man who led them on a chase early Friday morning.

At around midnight, Jasonville Police Sgt. Chuck Cox became suspicious of a vehicle and so he ran the license plate. The plate did not match the vehicle. When Cox attempted to pull the vehicle over, the driver took off.

"He ran a couple of stop signs, then onto Walker St. to Lincoln St. to North Meridian St. He then went north into Clay County and onto CR 1450," Cox said.

Once out on the county road, the driver headed out toward the old dump, which was ice covered.

"He lost control of his car, went off the edge of the road and then fled on foot," said Cox.

The unidentified male then headed into the woods. Cox called Jasonville K-9 Officer Jim Gadberry to assist in the search. Also helping were officers from Indiana Conservation and Clay County Sheriff's Department.

Officers searched until 1:35 a.m. Friday but did not locate the man.

Cox said the male had dark hair and a beard. He was last scene wearing brown duck bibs, coat and a toboggan. There was no sign that the man had been injured in the wreck.

Cox noted the police are following up on a lead that the man had been in a convenience store in Jasonville after the chase.

"We are viewing the video tape from the store to see if it was him," said Cox.

Anyone with any information about the man should contact the Jasonville Police Department at 665-2694.

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