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'Armed and dangerous' suspect sought in Bartholomew County after pursuit, crash

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Posted at 8:19 AM, Nov 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-10 13:11:21-05

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY — Deputies in Bartholomew County are looking for a suspect who might be “armed and dangerous” and driving a stolen vehicle.

The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office described the person as a Black male wearing a black t-shirt, jeans and a gray toboggan.

A news release said he is driving a white 2016 Kia Sportage with license plate number GCW271 that was reported stolen from a Waffle House in Taylorsville.

People are instructed to not approach him and call law enforcement if they see him.

The suspect and a 16-year-old boy are persons of interest in an armed robbery in Nashville, Tennessee, according to the sheriff’s office.

They were involved in a pursuit that began around 3:30 a.m. after a deputy conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 65 northbound near the 76-mile marker.

After fleeing from the deputy, the suspect and 16-year-old boy were involved in a crash in which the Civic rolled multiple times.

They both fled on foot, and the 16-year-old was later found at a residence where he sought assistance for his injuries, according to the sheriff’s office. He was transported to Columbus Regional Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Shortly after the crash, deputies were dispatched to a report of a vehicle theft at the Waffle House in Taylorsville. Investigators believe the person who stole the Kia Sportage was the same suspect from the pursuit.

On Wednesday, the Bartholomew County Sheriff's Office announced the Kia Sportage was found in Nashville, but the suspect is still at-large.