Fleeing man caught, charged with 17 counts

Photo courtesy Jasper Police Department

From Local Sources

JASPER — Police say there are additional preliminary charges awaiting a wanted man captured after a short foot pursuit this morning.


The Jasper Police Department reports officers observing a vehicle believed to be occupied by Toby D. Shelly, 30, 4044 Manor Drive, Apt. 706, at 1:04 a.m. today. Shelly, police said, was wanted on two active felony drug warrants.

Police say the suspect vehicle failed to stop at a stop sign, then proceeded in an attempt to elude an officer.

The vehicle pulled into a Second Avenue residence and Shelly, who had been driving, fled on foot into a wooded area, police reported. Shelly was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit.

During the arrest, police report locating 13 grams of methamphetamine, 3 grams of heroin, six hypodermic syringes and other drug paraphernalia.

Preliminary charges related to this morning’s arrest include a Level 2 felony count of dealing methamphetamine, Level 4 felony counts of dealing in a narcotic drug and possession of methamphetamine, Level 6 felony counts of illegal possession of a narcotic drug and unlawful possession of syringes (six counts), plus misdemeanor counts of possession of paraphernalia and resisting law enforcement.

Shelly was booked into the Dubois County Security Center on the preliminary charges and on the active warrants. One warrant charges Shelly with a Level 2 felony count of dealing a Schedule II controlled substance, a Level 3 felony count of dealing methamphetamine and two Level 4 felony counts of dealing methamphetamine. The other warrant charges Shelly with two Level 3 felony counts of dealing a narcotic drug and a Level 5 felony count of dealing a Schedule IV controlled substance.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department assisted.

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