Name released in Clinton Co. high-speed chase

Kenneth Snowden (Photo Provided/Boone County Sheriff's Office)
Kenneth Snowden (Photo Provided/Boone County Sheriff’s Office)

WHITESTOWN., Ind. (WLFI) – The suspect who fled a traffic stop for reckless driving and led police through multiple counties on a high-speed chase has been apprehended. Clinton County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the suspect involved.

Clinton County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Kenneth Snowden Jr., 27, of Lebanon, Ind. He was transported to Boone County and transferred to Whitestown Police Department.

According to Clinton County deputies, Snowden was initially stopped on Interstate 65 in Boone County by a Whitestown Police officer just before 5 a.m. Monday for reckless driving. After the officer made contact with Snowden, he sped away north from the traffic stop. At that time, the officer learned he was wanted in LaPorte County, Ind. for a firearms arrest warrant.

Clinton County Sheriff's deputies found the vehicle driven by Kenneth Snowden Jr., 27, of Lebanon, Ind. after a high-speed police pursuit through multiple counties involing seven law enforcement agencies. (WLFI Photo/WISH-TV Chopper 8)
Clinton County Sheriff’s deputies found the vehicle driven by Kenneth Snowden Jr., 27, of Lebanon, Ind. after a high-speed police pursuit through multiple counties involing seven law enforcement agencies. (WLFI Photo/WISH-TV Chopper 8)

Clinton County deputies said Snowden fled from Boone County into Clinton County at speeds of 100 mph. He exited I-65, just north of State Road 28, by driving off the interstate into a ditch and through a fence. The vehicle cut across a field and continued in a northeast direction. Snowden proceeded to crash through two more fences, before coming to New Castle Road, where he crashed into a ravine and fence.

Upon crashing on New Castle Road, Snowden fled on foot to the north into a heavily wooded area. Law enforcement officers searched the area and K-9 officers were deployed. Snowden was eventually located near the 6600 block of W. Mulberry Jefferson Road.

Clinton County Sheriff's deputies found Kenneth Snowden Jr., 27, of Lebanon, Ind. on the 6600 block of W. Mulberry Jefferson Road. (WLFI Photo/WISH-TV Chopper 8)
Clinton County Sheriff’s deputies found Kenneth Snowden Jr., 27, of Lebanon, Ind. on the 6600 block of W. Mulberry Jefferson Road. (WLFI Photo/WISH-TV Chopper 8)

Snowden was taken into custody around 9 a.m. by Clinton County Sheriff’s deputies. He has since been transferred to Boone County and is in custody with Whitestown Police Department.

Snowden, nor any officers, were injured in the chase.

Seven law enforcement agencies were involved in the case. Those agencies were Boone County Sheriff’s Office, Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, Colfax Police Department, Indiana State Police, Lebanon Police Department, Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office and Whitestown Police Department.

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