Local man faces drug charges after evading police

By Zach Spicer | The Tribune

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A Seymour man faces drug charges after he tried to evade Medora police by driving backwards on town streets and in an alley, police report.

Chancey Raymond Ault, 40, faces charges of possession of methamphetamine, a Level 6 felony, and possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia, both misdemeanors.

While on duty Monday, Medora Police Department reserve officers Josh Clark and Matt Stilwell had been looking for Ault in a specific vehicle for a couple of days after receiving reports of possible illegal activity, Town Marshal Jeff Walters said Friday morning.

The officers wound up finding the vehicle, but it got away from them a couple of times in town. When they finally tracked it down and met it head-on at Mill and First streets, Ault put the vehicle in reverse and continued backwards at a high rate of speed, Walters said.

Ault also drove backwards through an alley before stopping near a residence and exiting the vehicle. Clark and Stilwell then exited their patrol vehicle and contacted Walters to assist.

When he arrived, Walters said Ault approached him in a very angry manner, but he was able to put Ault in handcuffs. Walters said Ault “wreaked of marijuana.”

Through further investigation, the vehicle had to be towed. During the vehicle inventory, Walters said police found three baggies of meth, empty baggies with meth residue on them, marijuana and paraphernalia. Ault also had marijuana on his person, Walters said.

Ault was transported to the Jackson County Jail in Brownstown, where he was booked in at 6:10 p.m. Monday and was being held with no bond.