LAGRANGE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in LaGrange County say three people are facing charges after a pursuit that topped speeds over 100 mph.
On Thursday, around 7:30 p.m., police were notified of a possible stolen vehicle in the area of CR 700 S and State Rd 3, Wolcottville, IN.
Officers observed the Green GMC Sierra, which had been reported stolen out of Bronson, Michigan in the area. As police made contact with the stolen vehicle, a pursuit ensued, reaching speeds of 100 miles per hour at times. The pursuit entered into Noble County and then back into LaGrange County before the stolen vehicle left the roadway in an attempt to elude officers.
The vehicle returned to the roadway and later entered another field near CR 275 S and CR 400 E, where the stolen vehicle became inoperable. The occupants bailed from the vehicle and entered a wooded area south of the location.
Lagrange County Sheriffs Department requested assistance from the Noble County Drone team in order to locate suspects who fled.
Three people were taken into custody without further incident. During an impound inventory of the stolen vehicle, Marijuana and Methamphetamine were located.
The stolen vehicle sustained heavy damage as a result of the driver’s actions during the course of the pursuit. The suspects in this investigation were identified as Brandon Michael Jackson, Age: 27 of Kendallville, IN. Cassandra Jean Centers Age: 27 of Goshen, IN and Ethan W. Gayhart, Age: 18 of LaGrange, IN.
All three suspects were booked into the LaGrange County Jail on preliminary charges of; (1) Count of Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, a Level 6 Felony; Resisting Law Enforcement w/ a Motor Vehicle, a Level 6 Felony; Resisting Law Enforcement, A Misdemeanor; Possession of Methamphetamine, Level 6 Felony; and Possession of Marijuana, A Misdemeanor. Additional charges maybe be added as this matter is still under investigation.
Agencies who assisted in this investigation were; LaGrange County Sheriff’s Office, Wolcottville Police Department, LaGrange Police Department, Rome City Police Department, Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, Noble County Sheriff’s Office, Indiana State Police and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.