Indy men sentenced in connection with chase

One man was sentenced to home detention and probation, and another was ordered to do community service after a high-speed chase last year.

Police arrested Quincy Harris, 21, and Tyron Williams Jr., 21, both of Indianapolis, and a juvenile last year after a pursuit that began in Bargersville and ended after the vehicle crashed into a home in a Center Grove area neighborhood.

A Bargersville police officer tried to stop a vehicle for driving 75 mph in a 55 mph zone on State Road 37, near Travis Road. The vehicle slowed down slightly but then sped off. The chase went north on State Road 37 and then turned east onto Smith Valley Road, where speeds reached more than 100 mph.

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The chase then turned onto Windmill Trail, a residential street across from Sugar Grove Elementary School. The vehicle hit mailboxes, a telephone box and a tree before crashing into the garage door of the home. The crash caused about $10,000 in damage to a wall, the door and a few cabinets in the garage. The residents were home, but were upstairs, and were not hurt.

Police said the teen and Harris both fled, and officers searched the area, telling residents to go back inside their homes. Williams was trapped in the back seat of the vehicle, and was arrested. Police later found the teen, and took him to the Johnson County Juvenile Detention Center.

Harris got away from the neighborhood, and police said he stole another vehicle from a home on Berry Road. Police had asked gas stations nearby to be on the look out for the man and gave out his description. Harris showed up at a gas station at Smith Valley Road and State Road 135 at 4:50 a.m., and a worker at the gas station notified police that a man matching the description was at the store, wearing muddy clothes.

When police came to the gas station, Harris came out of the bathroom and was arrested, court records said.

Harris was originally charged with two counts of auto theft, two counts of resisting law enforcement and possession of marijuana, according to court records.

He pleaded guilty to one felony count of auto theft and one misdemeanor count of resisting law enforcement, and the other charges were dismissed, court records said.

Harris, 1219 Winfield Ave., was sentenced to 90 days on home detention and more than two years on probation, court records said.

Williams, 1104 N. Belmont Ave., was charged with false informing. A second count of trespassing was dismissed after the witness in the case was no longer available, according to court records. He entered the pretrial diversion program and was ordered to do 24 hours of community service. If he meets all the requirements of the program, his case will be dismissed, court records said.

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