Southside man arrested after 2-mile police chase

A man was arrested after leading police on a two-mile, high-speed chase through some of the busiest streets in Greenwood.

Jordan Robert Morgan, 20, 1135 Southbridge Drive, Apt. D, Greenwood, was arrested on charges of resisting law enforcement, criminal recklessness and obstruction of justice.

Just after 2 p.m. Tuesday, a Johnson County Sheriff’s Office deputy spotted a car speeding on County Line Road near State Road 135. The motorist was driving about 20 mph over the speed limit, and the deputy turned around to stop the vehicle. The driver briefly slowed down but then sped back up and turned south on State Road 135, a sheriff’s office report said.

The chase continued south, reaching high speeds on State Road 135. At Fry Road, the driver headed east, nearly causing an accident with other vehicles stopped at the intersection. He continued speeding, at one point reaching about 80 mph, and weaving in and out of traffic, almost causing several accidents, the report said.

At one point, the vehicle crossed onto the wrong side of the road before turning north on Madison Avenue. By this point, Greenwood Police Department officers and Indiana State Police troopers had joined the chase.

The chase continued until the driver turned into a parking lot of Cambridge Square Apartments, about 2½ miles from where the chase started. The driver ran from officers into an apartment building, and police met outside to discuss how to handle the situation.

Police arrested Morgan a short time later, the report said.

Morgan told police he knew he was wanted on a Marion County warrant and wanted to see his girlfriend before he was arrested, the report said.

Morgan was taken to the Johnson County jail, where he was being held without bond.