Additional information has been provided this morning regarding an early morning police pursuit in Warsaw.
According to Warsaw Police Department’s Lt. Kip Shuter, an officer of the WPD attempted to stop a maroon Dodge Durango at about 2:12 a.m. Sunday morning. The driver of the vehicle allegedly ran a stop light on U.S. 30 at Parker Street.
The vehicle fled the officer on Dubois Drive, then turned west on Provident Drive, then to Springhill Road and back onto to U.S. 30 where the driver turned west. The pursuit continued along U.S. 30, reaching speeds of up to 100 mph according to scanner traffic. Stop sticks were going to be deployed at SR 19, but the suspect turned north on CR 800 West before reaching SR 19.
WPD officers were joined in the pursuit by Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department deputies and at least one Indiana State Police officer.
From northbound CR 800 West, the suspect then went back east on CR 400 North to the area of CR 200 West where the driver left the road and drove through a corn field. Police did not pursue the suspect through the fields, but instead brought in an Indiana State Police K-9 to track the area.
A search was unsuccessful.
A WPD report indicates the owners of the fields that were damaged in the pursuit are owned by James and Cheryl Moneyheffer.
The incident remains under investigation.