A recent traffic stop led to a pursuit that ended in the arrest of one suspect and a search for another.
According to information provided by the Clay County Sheriff's Department, Sheriff Mike Heaton noticed a suspicious driver in the area of State Roads 59 and 46.
After initiating a traffic stop, Heaton approached the vehicle to question the driver and a man riding in the back of the truck. But the driver took off, narrowly missing the sheriff as he fled the scene.
A pursuit ensued, with deputies following the truck south on County Road 1400 South. According to officials, the passenger in the back of the truck began throwing items out of the truck.
The pursuit ended when the driver lost control and the truck crashed into a ditch near CR 400 W and CR 1100 S.
The driver got away, but K-9 Handler/Sgt. Josh Clarke and K-9 Officer Forrest located Jason Paul Keck, 34, Terre Haute, a short distance away.
Keck was preliminarily charged with trespass, resisting law enforcement, possession of anhydrous ammonia and theft. He remains incarcerated on a $70,000 cash bond (with no 10 percent allowed) waiting further court proceedings.
Further details are not available due to the ongoing investigation.