Franklin man arrested after pursuit


Staff reports

A pursuit that began Wednesday night in Crothersville with an attempted traffic stop led to the arrest of a Johnson County man on U.S. 31 north of Reddington, police report.

Brandon Alexander McIntosh, 19, of Franklin faces three counts of possession of stolen property, resisting law enforcement with a vehicle and criminal recklessness with a vehicle, all Level 6 felonies; Class A misdemeanor charges of aggressive driving and carrying a handgun without a license; and a Class C misdemeanor count of operating while never having received a driver’s license.

According to a report from Crothersville Police Department, the incident that led to McIntosh’s arrest began at about 10:10 p.m. Wednesday when Officer Matt Browning and town Reserve Officer Zach Elliott saw a motorist in a black 2008 Chevrolet Silverado truck fail to stop a stop sign at Preston and Moore streets.

The driver of the truck failed to stop when Browning Elliott tried to stop the vehicle for the infraction and a pursuit began as motorist drove north on U.S. 31, police said.

At that point, officers with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department and Seymour Police Department and state troopers joined the pursuit.

Seymour Police Officers utilized stop sticks on U.S. 31 just south of U.S. 50, police said.

The fleeing motorist hit the stop sticks with the left front tire of the truck, but failed to stop as the chase continued north on U.S. 31.

The driver stopped the vehicle in the 11000 block of U.S. 31 North, north of Reddington.

During the investigation, police were able to determine that the truck McIntosh had been driving had been reported stolen to the Franklin Police Department earlier in the day. Officers also recovered two handguns that were in the truck when it was stolen.

The pursuit traveled approximately 18 miles for nearly 20 minutes and included the towns of Crothersville, Seymour and Reddington, police said.

McIntosh was booked into the Jackson County Jail at approximately 11:15 p.m. Wednesday and was being held without bond Friday afternoon pending his initial hearing.

Crothersville Police Chief Brent Turner, Capt. J.L. McElfresh and Officer Chris Cooper assisted with the investigation.

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