WABASH — A Lafayette man was recently arrested on numerous charges after a vehicle pursuit in Wabash County.
Around 11 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, Indiana State Police Trooper Dukengston Lavache initiated a traffic stop on a 2014 BMW sport utility vehicle. The BMW was traveling on US 24, near SR 115, without a license plate. The driver of the BMW, later identified as Darron Davis, 27, Lafayette, initially stopped. As Lavache was walking up to the BMW, Davis allegedly backed into Lavache’s police car. Davis then drove away, leading the trooper on a vehicle pursuit. The chase ended when the BMW crashed into a wood line on SR 16 near Huntington CR 400W. There was no damage to Lavache’s police car from the initial crash.
Davis was taken to Parkview Hospital in Huntington for minor cuts and scrapes. He was treated and released, then taken to the Wabash County Jail.
Further investigation showed that Davis was driving after being deemed a habitual traffic violator. The BMW was reported stolen from an auto dealership in Lafayette. During a subsequent search of the BMW, officers allegedly found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Davis had two active arrest warrants out of Tippecanoe County for escape/failure to return to lawful detention and failure to appear for being a habitual traffic violator.
Davis faces criminal charges for resisting law enforcement with a motor vehicle, driving while being deemed a habitual traffic violator, leaving the scene of a property damage crash, reckless driving, possession of stolen property, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Lavache was assisted with this case by the Wabash Police Department, the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department, and the Huntington County Sheriff’s Department.