Man arrested after pursuit, search

A man was arrested after a pursuit with police Sunday night.

Joshua D. Jones, 28, Morgantown, was arrested on charges of resisting law enforcement, possession of paraphernalia, reckless driving, aggressive driving and operating under the influence.

Just after 8:30 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy spotted a car that had been involved in a pursuit with New Whiteland police after refusing to stop for a traffic stop on U.S. 31. The vehicle had fled from officers, reaching speeds of 70 mph and turned onto Worthsville Road and headed toward Interstate 65. The vehicle got onto I-65, reaching speeds of 100 mph, and drove into the median to avoid stop sticks near Whiteland Road and then got off in Franklin.

The deputy followed the car east along State Road 44, and along county roads, crossing fields and a creek, before the driver got out of the vehicle and ran in Shelby County, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office report.

Police, deputies and police dogs searched the area and found tracks in the snow. Officers found Jones hiding under a bridge, and he was arrested, the report said.

Jones, 6564 W. County Road 350S, was taken to the Johnson County jail and held on $5,500 bond.

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