North Vernon man arrested after chase on I-65

A Jennings County man is facing charges after allegedly leading three police agencies on a chase Monday night in Jackson County.

Indiana State Police (ISP) Spokesman Sgt. Stephen Wheeles says that State Police received a report of a pickup truck driving recklessly northbound on I-65 near the 30 mile marker in Scott County. Crothersville Police reportedly witnessed the vehicle traveling northbound near the 41 mile marker in Jackson County and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The driver, 37-year-old Joseph Creech, of North Vernon, reportedly refused to stop. ISP Trp. Robert Hutson soon joined the pursuit of the vehicle. Officers with the Seymour Police Department placed “Stop Sticks” on I-65 near the 49 mile marker. Wheeles says this led to Creech’s vehicle being disabled near the Seymour exit.

ISP say that after Creech’s vehicle came to a stop, he was taken into custody without incident. Creech was allegedly found to be in possession of methamphetamine and a legend drug. He was booked in the Jackson County Jail on preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement, Possession of Methamphetamine and Possession of a Legend Drug.