Chase ends in man’s arrest; Indy resident wanted on warrant

An Indianapolis man was arrested after police said he led an officer on a high-speed chase through Greenwood neighborhoods Thursday morning.

Aaron Baldridge, 22, was arrested on charges of resisting law enforcement in a fleeing vehicle, possession of marijuana, driving without a license and on a warrant for failure to appear in an unrelated case.

Baldridge was driving north on U.S. 31 about 7:50 a.m. when an officer driving behind him ran a check on his license plate, which showed it belonged to a different vehicle, a police report said. After Baldridge ran through a red light on U.S. 31, the officer tried to stop him and Baldridge began to drive faster, a Greenwood Police Department report said.

Baldridge turned off of U.S. 31 onto Meadow Drive and through several more neighborhood streets before coming out on Main Street, the report said.

The officer followed Baldridge onto Yorktown Road and then Smith Valley Road, where Baldridge hit stop sticks that were deployed on Smith Valley Road east of State Road 135, the report said.

After the car came to a stop near a gas station on State Road 135, police said Baldridge got out of the car and started running. An officer caught up to him and arrested him, the report said.

Officers found a bag of marijuana inside the car, the report said.

Baldridge, 2511 Shelby St., was arrested and taken to the Johnson County jail. He was held on $3,700 bond.

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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.