SIDNEY — A Laketon man was taken into custody after a battery call results in a brief police chase.
Jeremy James King, 42, 22 Spring Street, Laketon, was charged with battery while armed with a deadly weapon, a level 5 felony, resisting law enforcement, a level 6 felony, driving while suspended and operating while intoxicated, class A misdemeanors, operating while intoxicated with a sentence enhancement, a level 6 felony.
According to the affidavit or probable cause, Kosciusko County Sheriff’s officers, A and B, responded to a domestic battery in Sidney. They were advised by dispatch that the suspect, King, was choking the victim and had left southbound on SR 13 in a white Chevrolet Impala.
A Pierceton officer located the Impala heading northbound and activated his emergency lights and siren. The vehicle accelerated, reaching 60 mph within the town of Sidney and 120 mph outside of Sidney on SR 13.
Kosciusko officer A observed the vehicle heading northbound and pursued him. At SR 13 and CR 400S, King braked excessively and lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle went off road, landing in a ditch. King exited the vehicle with his hands in the air and was arrested. There was a minor in the passenger seat.
While speaking to King, the officer observed the smell of alcohol and King’s bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. He was later given a certified breath test and registered at .11 breath alcohol content. The minor also smelled of alcohol and was given a portable breath test, registering .09 breath alcohol content.
Officer B responded to the residence where the battery occurred and spoke with a victim who had a swollen upper lip, cut left eyebrow and a stab wound on the left side of her lower back. The victim advised she had an argument with King and he had stabbed her with a knife. She further advised that she had purchased the knife for him. The victim was taken to Parkview Hospital for treatment.
The officer also spoke to a female who advised him that the victim and the minor who was in the vehicle were sitting around a bonfire in the front yard when King got into a verbal altercation with another male. King then got into a verbal altercation with the victim, attacking her and knocking her to the ground. The female advised she tried to stop him but he shoved her to the ground. King then left with the minor.
Officer A searched King and located a pocket knife. The officer also noticed blood stains on King’s clothing.
King was driving on a suspended license, convicted of operating while intoxicated Sept. 18, 2014.
King was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail and held on $20,250 surety and cash bond.