Deputies arrest passenger, search for man who fled at 100 mph

Deputies are searching for a man who led them on a 100 mph chase on County Road 144 on Thursday, according to a Johnson County Sheriff’s Office report.

A passenger in the vehicle, Billie Miller, 26, of Bloomfield, was arrested on a charge of resisting police. Police had not found the driver on Friday.

A deputy tried to stop a car that had been driving 67 mph in a 55 mph zone on State Road 37 about 3 p.m. Thursday. The man drove off at more than 100 mph after the deputy got out of his car, a Johnson County Sheriff’s Office report said.

After fleeing for about 10 miles, the vehicle veered off into a dead-end street, broke through a gate and came to a stop in a field, which was about 1,000 yards from a tree line, the report said.

Other officers responding to the scene helped find Miller and a dog running south from the car, the report said.

Miller, 6165 E. Mineral Koleen Road, was arrested and taken to Johnson County jail, where she was held on $1,000 bond.

Miller identified the driver and told police she had met him on social media about two days ago, and he had picked her up earlier that day, the report said.

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Jacob Tellers is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at jtellers@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2702.