Jasper man arrested after pursuit

By Herald Staff


A Jasper man was arrested Wednesday afternoon in Spencer County after a pursuit with police that started when police clocked him traveling 95 mph on U.S. 231.

Around 3 p.m. ET, Indiana State Police Jasper Sergeant George Wooten clocked a white Dodge traveling at 95 mph on U.S. 231 in northern Spencer County. The trooper attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but the vehicle disregarded the marked patrol car, with its emergency lights activated.

The vehicle, driven by Isiah Stokes, 24, Jasper, initially sped away from Wooten. The vehicle then stopped, and as Wooten approached the vehicle it sped off.  Wooten was able to catch up to the vehicle at State Road 62. Again, the vehicle stopped and fled. Wooten and Officer Lanman with the Dale Police Department then attempted to stop the vehicle which sped north toward I-64.

Wooten and other officers then pursued the vehicle eastbound on I-64. The vehicle then exited the interstate near the 57-mile marker as it entered the eastbound rest park. At the rest park, the driver fled the vehicle and ran southbound into a field. Wooten chased the suspect and apprehend him a short distance from the rest park. The suspect was then identified as Stokes.

Further investigation discovered that Stokes was wanted on warrants through Spencer County in reference to probation violation, and Dubois County for assault domestic battery. Stokes was then transported to the Spender County Jail where he is facing additional local charges.

The Santa Clause Police Department assisted the Indiana State Police and Dale Police Department.

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