North Vernon man arrested after police chase, crash

A high-speed police chase in Jennings County resulted in a motorcycle wreck, and the arrest of the driver.

Lt. Mike Mowery, Jennings County Sheriff Department Spokesman, says that at 10:20 a.m. on Monday, Reserve Deputy Jason Littrell tried to stop

Chester Flannery; Photo courtesy of the Jennings County Sheriff's Dept.
Chester Flannery; Photo courtesy of the Jennings County Sheriff’s Dept.

a motorcycle being driven on Honey Locust Place at County Manor. The deputy says that the motorcycle sped away in an attempt to elude him, with speeds reaching over 80 mph. Mowery says that the motorcycle ultimately ran off the road, crashing near Dongelly Lane and Country Manor. The driver, Chester Flannery, 29, of North Vernon, was arrested soon after being checked out by medics. Authorities say that the motorcycle was stolen from Bartholomew County.

Mowery says that Flannery is facing preliminary charges of Auto Theft, a Level 6 Felony, Resisting Law Enforcement, a Level 6 Felony and Reckless Driving, a Class B Misdemeanor. His bond was set at $1,055.