Law enforcement is still looking for an armed robbery suspect who escaped on foot a car crash and then stole another car in Bartholomew County.
About 3:30 am Tuesday, a Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Deputy Dylan Prather initiated a traffic stop on northbound I65, near the 76 mile-marker. The vehicle, wanted in an armed robbery in Nashville, TN, fled from and a pursuit ensued.
After crashing and rolling multiple times, two suspects fled on foot. A 16-year-old juvenile was later located at a residence on SR 252 east of the interstate where he sought assistance for his injuries. He was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital.
Units continued looking for a black male suspect. He was described as wearing a black shirt, jeans and a grey toboggan. Two K9's, two drones and deputies and officers from multiple agencies attempted to locate the second offender, but so far have been unsuccessful.
A 2016 Kia Sportage that was stolen from the Waffle House in Taylorsville shortly after the pursuit was recovered early Wednesday morning in Nashville, TN. The subject was not located. However, it is believed that the second subject involved in the Bartholomew Co. pursuit is also the subject who stole the Kia.
The suspect being sought is allegedly armed with a S&W .45 handgun.
A short time later, BCSO deputies were dispatched to a vehicle theft at Waffle House in Taylorsville. The male who stole the 2016 Kia Sportage is believed to be the same suspect on the loose from the pursuit.
“I want to give a huge thanks to all agencies involved”,"says Bartholomew County Sheriff Matthew A. Myers. “If anyone sees this vehicle or a person matching this description, please do not approach – call law enforcement immediately," added Sheriff Myers.