A New Albany man and woman were arrested after leading police on a vehicle pursuit through three counties.
The driver, identified as Chance L. Money, 36, and the passenger, identified as Jessica N. Holliday, 36, both were wanted on felony warrants out of Clark County, according to a news release from Sgt. Stephen Wheeles, public information officer for the Indiana State Police Versailles Post.
Money was transported to the Clark County Jail in Jeffersonville, where he also is being held on felony charges of invasion of privacy, criminal recklessness with a vehicle and resisting law enforcement and misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia. The first charge is based on Holliday having a protection order against Money at the time of the incident.
Holliday was transported to the jail on initial misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.
The initial investigation by detectives with the ISP Sellersburg Post indicated that shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday, officers with the Seymour Police Department responded to The Home Depot in Seymour after receiving reports of an attempted theft. Officers arrived on scene as the suspects left the property in a U-Haul box truck.
Seymour officers attempted to stop the vehicle as it merged onto southbound Interstate 65, and ISP troopers and officers from other law enforcement agencies joined in pursuing the vehicle that fled southbound through Jackson County, Wheeles said.
In southern Jackson County, the suspect, later identified as Money, drove the U-Haul through the median and continued fleeing southbound in the northbound lanes of I-65 toward oncoming traffic, Wheeles said.
A trooper with the Versailles Post entered the median crossover near the 34 mile marker in northern Scott County and attempted to place a tire deflation device on the roadway in the path of the truck. Money then drove through the median toward the trooper.
The trooper fired at least one round from his handgun in the direction of the vehicle. Neither Money nor his passenger, later identified as Holliday, were struck or injured, Wheeles said.
Money drove back into the southbound lanes of the interstate, and the vehicle continued fleeing through Scott County and into Clark County. The vehicle eventually came to a stop on I-65 near the 9 mile marker near Sellersburg.
Money and Holliday were both taken into custody without further incident.
Marijuana and drug paraphernalia also were located in the truck, Wheeles said.
Both suspects will soon face initial appearances in court in Clark County.
Wheeles said numerous police agencies were involved in the pursuit and investigation into the incident, which lasted more than 30 minutes.