OXFORD, Ind. (WLFI) – The Attica Police Department apprehended an individual who lead law enforcement officers through multiple counties on a police pursuit in a stolen vehicle Wednesday.
Daniel Henry, 21, of Attica was in a light-blue 1999 Jeep, that officers said was reported stolen by the family earlier Wednesday morning. Family members caught sight of the stolen vehicle a few hours after reporting it, who then tipped off police.
The pursuit began in Riverside, Ind. around 1:45 p.m. ET. When Henry noticed law enforcement had spotted him, he sped off.
Attica police said the chase started in Fountain County, continued into Warren County and eventually ended in Benton County. Officers said the police pursuit, which lasted for 20 to 25 minutes, had speeds ranging from 60 to 85 mph.
Five law enforcement agencies were involved in the chase, which came to an end in Oxford, Ind. Attica Assistant Chief Gene Snoeberger said they think the driver gave up because he was practically surrounded.
“There were numerous officers present in the area up there [Oxford]. I think the suspect felt like he didn’t have any where else left to go, so he finally just came to a stop and gave up.” said Snoeberger.
In addition, officers found synthetic marijuana, or spice, upon further investigation. Attica police took Henry into custody. Snoeberger told News 18 that Henry knew the family and stayed with them a few weeks back.
Attica police arrested Henry. He faces charges of auto theft, resisting law enforcement, criminal recklessness with a vehicle and possession of synthetic marijuana.
About 10 officers were involved in the multi-county police pursuit. Assisting the Attica Police Department in the pursuit were Warren County Sheriff’s Office, Benton County Sheriff’s Office, Oxford Police Department and Indiana State Police.