High-speed pursuit ends in Jasper

By Herald Staff

The Dubois County Sheriff's Office, Jasper Police Department and the Indiana State Police were involved in a vehicle pursuit today that led into Jasper city limits.

Around 10:50 a.m., Dubois County Communications received word of a medical situation that had started at Perry County Memorial Clinic in Bristow. A male subject, later identified as John R. Carter, 38, of Birdseye, reported injuries to the clinic. When medical personnel attempted to assist Carter, he became highly uncooperative, combative and acted erratically, possibly suicidal. He fled the clinic and took off at a high rate of speed, driving a red utility work truck.

Law enforcement received information that Carter was traveling north on State Road 162 from Santa Claus.

A Dubois County Sheriff's Office deputy intercepted the vehicle near County Road 700 South and State Road 162, just north of Ferdinand. Carter was traveling over 90 mph. The deputy attempted to make a traffic stop, but Carter failed to stop.

Carter led law enforcement on a vehicle pursuit northbound on State Road 162, crossing over State Road 64 and continuing north to Jasper at a high rate of speed.

Multiple officers became involved in the pursuit. Once entering Jasper city limits on Third Avenue near Vincennes University Jasper, the suspect came to a sudden stop.

He exited his vehicle and started stabbing himself with a metal wire. Officers quickly subdued Carter. They detained him for his safety as well as the officers' safety.

Carter is believed to be under the influence of an unknown narcotic or drug, and was transported to Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center by Memorial EMS for his injuries.

This case is under investigation. No criminal charges have been filed yet. All subjects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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