The Jennings County Sheriff’s Department arrested two people after a vehicle chase.
Authorities there say that at approximately 3:30 a.m. on Monday, Sgt. Allen Ritchie tried to pull over a vehicle at the intersection of County Road 550 North and County Road 150 East for disregarding a stop sign. According to the report, the vehicle drove through the intersection at a high rate of speed. When Ritchie got behind the vehicle, it allegedly sped-off in an effort to elude him. Authorities say the vehicle traveled at speeds of over 80 mph on County Road 250 East before ultimately stopping on County Road 650 North, near County Road 300 East.
The driver, 38-year-old Darrell Crow, of Jackson County, and his passenger, 43-year-old Melissa Trotter, of North Vernon, were arrested. Crow is facing preliminary charges of Resisting by Fleeing, a Level 6 Felony, Driving While Suspended with a Prior Conviction and Reckless Driving. Trotter was arrested on a preliminary charge of Resisting Law Enforcement.