Traffic stop leads to arrest, police chase, second arrest

A traffic stop in Jennings County led to a drug arrest, then a high-speed chase and a second arrest.

The Jennings County Sheriff’s Department says that events unfolded Monday night at 11:19 p.m. when deputies conducted a traffic stop at County Road 525 East and County Road 150 South for a broken tail light. During this traffic stop, authorities say that K-9 Vampir was alerted to the odor of an illegal narcotic coming from inside the vehicle. During a search, deputies allegedly found a small amount of methamphetamine and paraphernalia inside the vehicle. Authorities say that led to the arrest of 24-year-old Danielle Barton, of North Vernon. She is facing charges of Possession of Meth and Possession of Paraphernalia.

During this traffic stop, deputies say they tried to stop a motorcycle that drove by them. Authorities say the driver of the motorcycle attempted to elude them by driving away at a high rate of speed. The motorcycle then drove into a ditch and the driver fled on foot.

Deputies released Vampir, who chased and apprehend the driver, 26-year-old Dylan Pride, 26, of North Vernon. Authorities say that Pride was wanted on a felony warrant out of Jennings County. In addition, he is facing additional preliminary charges of Resisting Law Enforcement, Possession of Methamphetamine and Driving While Suspended.