Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Deputy helps in Greenwood arrest

A Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Deputy helped Greenwood Police with a recent arrest.

Sheriff’s Department Spokesperson Judy Jackson says that on Friday,

Reserve Deputy Matt Miller
Reserve Deputy Matt Miller

at approximately 11:40 a.m., Reserve Deputy Matthew Miller was off duty when he exited Gander Mountain in Greenwood. As he pulled from a parking space, he observed a female running from the store pushing a shopping cart and a female employee running from the store asking for help. Miller then reportedly pulled his vehicle in front of the suspect’s car.

Deputy Miller reported that when he checked the suspect’s license plate, it was purposefully covered so that no one would be able to obtain the number. At this point, Jackson says that Deputy Miller believed that a robbery had taken place.

The Deputy reportedly exited his vehicle and identified himself as a law enforcement officer. The subject then allegedly got into her vehicle and, as Deputy Miller approached the driver’s side door, put her car in reverse. Deputy Miller reported that he believed this was done in an attempt to back over him.

Jackson says that as Miller reached in to pull the subject from her vehicle, she continued to drive, dragging Miller. That continued until she hit an obstacle in the parking lot. The suspect then reportedly pulled forward, which allowed Miller to free himself from her vehicle.

The suspect reportedly fled the Gander Mountain parking lot, driving west. Greenwood Police located the vehicle and was in pursuit on Main Street. Police say the suspect ultimately crashed her vehicle into two other vehicles, then fled on foot. She was apprehended by a Greenwood K-9 in the area of Valle Vista Golf Course.

The suspect has been identified as 23-year-old Stephanie N. Rogers, of Indianapolis. Authorities say that she had two outstanding warrants and was driving on a suspended license. Rogers was arrested by Greenwood Police and booked in the Johnson County Jail. She is reportedly facing preliminary charges of Theft, Criminal Recklessness, two counts of Resisting Law Enforcement and two counts of Leaving the Scene of an Accident.