Millersburg Teenager Arrested After Pursuit With Police
By Liz Shepherd
MILFORD — A Millersburg teenager was recently arrested after fleeing from law enforcement while in possession of marijuana and alcohol.
Landyn Nicholas Morgan, 19, 512 E. Washington St., Millersburg, is charged with resisting law enforcement, a level 6 felony; possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor; and illegal possession of alcohol by a minor and reckless driving, both class C misdemeanors.
On Jan. 21, a Mentone Police officer was on patrol on SR 15, in the area of Milford, when he saw a vehicle traveling 90 mph. The officer attempted to pull the vehicle over and a pursuit began.
According to court documents, the officer attempted to catch the vehicle at speeds over 100 mph. The suspect vehicle almost hit another vehicle and finally stopped. Its driver was later identified as Morgan.
Morgan told the officer he fled because his vehicle’s registration was false and fictitious. Officers searched the vehicle and found a vape pen containing THC and numerous open containers of alcohol.
A passenger in Morgan’s vehicle also said Morgan fled because he was afraid of losing his vehicle and due to the marijuana and alcohol in his possession.
Morgan has an initial hearing at 1 p.m. March 2, in Kosciusko Superior Court Three.