According to officials at the Terre Haute Police Department, the incident involving Douglas M. Fulk, 30, Brazil, began at approximately 3:45 p.m., Thursday, on Fruitridge Avenue near Wabash Avenue when police recognized him driving a suspect vehicle and unsuccessfully initiated a traffic stop.
During the vehicle chase that ensued, Fulk is alleged to have used an "Uzi-type" 9mm weapon to exchange shots with police officers.
After several passes through the Terre Vista subdivision, Fulk apparently ditched the vehicle, ran into a home on Lakeview Drive and refused to come out.
With law enforcement officers surrounding the house, Fulk talked with hostage negotiators until agreeing to surrender to a Clay County deputy he knew at approximately 5:45 p.m.
Due to chain-of-command protocols, Clay County Sheriff Mike Heaton told The Brazil Times he could confirm a deputy was dispatched to the scene, but was unable to comment on further details surrounding the Terre Haute Police Department's case.
Fulk appeared in Vigo County Superior Court Division 6 Friday for a probable cause hearing for detainment on preliminary felony charges of resisting law enforcement, burglary, possession of a firearm by a violent felon, and three counts of attempted aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
According to information on the Indiana Department of Corrections website, Fulk has been incarcerated multiple times on various criminal convictions between 2004-2009.
Local court documents confirm Clay County Superior Court issued an arrest warrant on Jan. 5, for an alleged probation violation by Fulk in a November 2007 conviction for a class D felony escape charge.
Other documentation shows Fulk has an extensive criminal history of misdemeanor charges and felonies that dates back to 1997, including 11 allegations of resisting law enforcement, eight driving while suspended, four reckless driving, three criminal recklessness and various others.
Fulk is currently incarcerated at the Vigo County Jail on a $250,000 cash bond and scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 27.