By Liz Shepherd
MILFORD — A Warsaw man was recently arrested for his involvement in a vehicle pursuit near Milford and Leesburg.
David Alex Hein III, 23, 657 E. 300S, Warsaw, is charged with resisting law enforcement, a level 6 felony; resisting law enforcement, driving while suspended, and criminal mischief, all class A misdemeanors; and reckless driving, a class C misdemeanor.
On May 9, a Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office deputy was patrolling near Milford when he noticed a speeding vehicle with no license plate lights. A Milford Police officer also noticed the vehicle disregard a stop sign.
According to court documents, the vehicle’s driver refused to stop for law enforcement and continued driving at speeds over 100 mph. After a pursuit which lasted for several miles, the vehicle left a roadway near Leesburg, entered two yards, and hit a tree. During the pursuit, a sidewalk within Leesburg’s town limits was also damaged.
Upon hitting the tree, the driver, later identified as Hein, fled the scene on foot and evaded capture.
Officers found a phone in the vehicle containing photos of Hein.
Hein’s driving privileges were suspended at the time of this incident. In addition, he has a prior judgment against him for driving while suspended in Kosciusko County in May 2022.
Hein was booked in the Kosciusko County Jail on Aug. 16.