Man charged after he stole vehicle, tried evading police

Jordan Reynolds (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office)
Jordan Reynolds (Photo Provided/Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office)

TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – Charges are filed against a Kokomo man after prosecutors said he stole a vehicle and tried to evade police.

Prosecutors said Jordan Reynolds, 32, was behind the wheel of a truck that was reported stolen Thursday, Feb. 20. Officers said police attempted to stop the truck, but Reynolds would not yield to emergency lights.

Authorities report Reynolds eventually drove the vehicle into a field and fled on foot, near Lafayette Fire Department Station 9. Officers said they found Reynolds hiding under shelving near the LFD’s training facility.

Police said officers found marijuana, methamphetamine and a pipe in his jacket.

Reynolds was booked into the Tippecanoe County Jail. He faces charges including auto theft, possession of marijuana, possesssion of methamphetamine and resisting law enforcement.

According to court documents, Reynolds has prior criminal history.

In July 2009, Reynolds was convicted for strangulation in Hamilton County. In February 2008, he was convicted of aggravated battery in Howard County. Two other cases that were also from Howard County show he was convicted of intimidation in November 2005, and he was convicted of burglary and criminal recklessness in June 2001.

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