Winona Lake Police Officers were called to Stonehenge Country Club early this morning to investigate a claim of ATVs driving on the golf course. Additional Officers from Warsaw Police Department and the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department also responded.
Two ATVs were seen on the golf course and a pursuit of the four-wheelers was initiated by officers. The pursuit went south on CR 275 East, then west on Wilcox Road. Officers briefly lost sight of the ATV’s before spotting them again on Packerton Road.
A second pursuit ensued and this time the drivers of the ATVs reported drove through yards and fields east of Packerton Road and south of CR 225 South.
One of the suspects abandoned his ATV and fled on foot into a wooded area. K9 units from KCSD and WLPD tracked the suspect through the woods where he was located laying under bushes and taken into custody.
The second suspect was located a few hours later at his residence and also taken into custody.
Brian White, 18, of Warsaw, has preliminarily been charged with felony criminal mischief, felony fleeing/resisting law enforcement, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and minor consumption.
Taylor Early, 19, of Winona Lake, has initially been charged with felony fleeing/resisting law enforcement.
Damage estimate to Stonehenge Country Club and neighboring properties is between $4,000 and $8,000.
The investigation is still under review and additional charges may be requested.
Winona Lake Police Department was assisted by Warsaw Police Department, Kosciusko County Sheriff Department and Kosciusko County Major Crimes Unit.