According to information provided by the Clay County Sheriff's Department, Jeramie Alvin Vicars-Goings, 27, Terre Haute, was transferred to the Clay County Justice Center Tuesday morning on an arrest warrant issued by Clay Superior Court Judge Blaine Akers Sept. 21.
Akers issued the arrest warrant for Vicars-Goings for his alleged involvement in an incident Sept. 16
Around 2:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 16, a patrol deputy witnessed a vehicle exit Howesville Farm Supply and attempted to initiate a traffic stop.
However, the driver, allegedly Vicars-Goings, refused to stop and continued westbound on the highway before turning onto county roads. The short 2-3 minute pursuit ended when Vicars-Goings lost control of the vehicle, went airborne and wrecked in a nearby ditch. An anhydrous tank was thrown from the vehicle during the accident.
Officials confirmed the subsequent pursuit did not go above 50 mph, but Vicars-Goings was probably going too fast on a gravel road at the time of the accident.
Vicars-Goings and passenger James J. Duchane, 53, Terre Haute, ran away.
Duchane was located and taken into custody, while Vicars-Goings escaped a search involving both K-9 Units of the Clay County Sheriff's Department.
Vicars-Goings has been formally charged with theft, resisting law enforcement, storage or transportation of anhydrous ammonia illegally, criminal trespass, resisting law enforcement, driving while suspended, reckless driving and failure to stop after an accident resulting in non-vehicle damage.
Facing a $7,000 cash bond (with no 10 percent allowed), Vicars-Goings is currently incarcerated while awaiting further court proceedings
Duchane, who was booked into jail Sept. 16, faces preliminarily charges of trespass, conspiracy to commit, resisting law enforcement and theft. He also remains incarcerated while awaiting formal court proceedings.