Trooper injured in Bartholomew County chase

An Indiana State Police trooper was injured in a chase through Bartholomew County Tuesday night. The chase started near Franklin and Third Streets Tuesday and ended with the crash at County Roads 325W and 200N says Sgt. Stephen Wheeles, spokesman for the State Police. Trooper Matt Powell suffered minor injuries and was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital to be checked out, but was soon released.

The driver, 20-year-old William D. Decker, is facing preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement, possession of a stolen handgun, driving while suspended and possession of a syringe.