The driver, later identified to be Anthony Hayes, 22, of Chicago, IL, failed to stop for Trooper Turchi and continued southbound on US 41 at a high rate of speed. Trooper Turchi continued to pursue the vehicle to US 41 and County Road 650 South, where he was advised to terminate the pursuit.
Shortly after the pursuit was terminated, Hayes ran off the road on US 136 near County Road 800 West. Hayes exited his vehicle and requested a ride from a passing motorist. At that time, a Covington Police Officer arrived on scene and was able to safely take Hayes into custody without further incident.
Arrested persons and preliminary charges:
Anthony Hayes, 22, Chicago, IL
- Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle – Level 6 Felony
- Reckless Driving – Class C Misdemeanor
- Operating a Vehicle Without Ever Receiving a Driver License – Class C Misdemeanor
Trooper Turchi was assisted on scene by Lieutenant McKee, Warren County Sheriff’s Department, Fountain County Sheriff’s Department, Vermillion County Sheriff’s Department, and Covington Police Department.
*All charges listed are merely accusations at this point. All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.