Police chase ends in arrests

Three people were arrested after a police chase that reached 95 mph.

Just before 5 a.m., a state police trooper saw two men who appeared to be spray painting a truck on Emerson Avenue on the southside. The men saw the officer and left, getting onto Interstate 465, according to an Indiana State Police news release.

The officer tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver would not stop and got off I-465 at State Road 37, heading south. Speeds reached 95 mph, before the driver turned west onto Smith Valley Road, police reported.

Johnson County sheriff’s deputies joined the chase, and the truck went off the road at a dead end in the street. The truck went onto property owned by Irving Materials, but the truck got stuck in mud and the men ran, the release said.

A police dog tracked the men, and two were found after about 45 minutes and arrested.

Police also learned the truck the men were driving was stolen from Bloomington, the release said.

Police arrested Michael Prewitt, 48, Spencer, on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, resisting law enforcement, driving while suspended and a warrant from another county. Christopher Callas, 32, Freedom, was also arrested on a charge of resisting law enforcement.

A third man was not found initially. Police went to nearby businesses, asking for workers to look out for the man. Later in the morning, a gas station employee near State Road 37 and State Road 144 contacted police about someone matching the description officers gave.

Police arrested Joshua Clark, 43, Poland, on a charge of resisting law enforcement.

Annie Goeller is managing editor of the Daily Journal. She can be reached at agoeller@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2718.