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Multi-county police chase ends in crash in Rush County

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Posted at 4:19 PM, Apr 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-30 21:02:38-04

UPDATE | According to the Henry County Sheriff's Department, the suspect involved has been identified as Robert Wilson, 45, of Muncie.

Wilson was first taken to an area hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries he sustained in the wreck before he was transported to the Henry County Jail.

The Sheriff's Office reported Wilson had injuries to his head, neck and back. One officer at the scene also suffered minor injuries to his hand.

RUSH COUNTY — A multi-county police chase that began in Henry County around 2:15 Thursday afternoon, ended in a crash in Rush County.

According to the New Castle Police Chief, officers were made aware of a possible stolen vehicle near New Castle on State Road 3 by a person who recognized the truck from a social media post.

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When officers were on their way to check it out, they passed it. That's when police pulled over the white, Ford pickup and the driver took off. That's when a high speed chase ensued, through Henry, Hancock and Rush counties, starting at State Road 3 and Executive in New Castle.

The chase finally came to an end when it crashed on Goose Road near Knightstown. The driver initially ran and was later apprehended behind a barn by New Castle and Knightstown officers.

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The suspect was taken into custody with minor injuries and one officer suffered a minor, non-life threatening injury.

The truck was said to have been stolen out of Delaware County and it had stolen catalytic converters in the back.