Police nab man after pursuit

One man was arrested and police are looking for another after a pursuit along State Road 135 early Wednesday morning.

Just after 1 a.m., a Johnson County sheriff’s deputy tried to stop a vehicle on State Road 135 near Trafalgar that had been reported to be weaving into oncoming traffic. The truck turned onto a residential street and stopped, but then sped away, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office report.

The truck drove through a home’s yard, backed up toward a deputy’s vehicle and then cut through a field, before getting stuck, the report said.

Two people got out of the vehicle, which police later determined was stolen, and ran, and a police dog was used to search for them.

One man, Donald Moore, 56, of Indianapolis, was arrested on a charge of resisting law enforcement and possession of paraphernalia. Moore told police he was a passenger in the vehicle, the report said. Deputies found a marijuana grinder in his pocket, which he said was for his personal use, the report said.

The police dog was able to pick up the scent of a second person, but was not able to find anyone. Investigators are looking into whether a second person was in the vehicle, and who that person is, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Randy Werden said.

Moore, 1839 Allison Ave., was taken to the Johnson County jail, where he was released on $500 bond.

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