Suspect in custody after Clinton County manhunt

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CLINTON COUNTY, Ind. (WISH) — A person was taken into custody after an hours-long manhunt Monday morning in Clinton County after a police chase in Boone and Clinton counties.

Just after 9 a.m., Clinton County police dispatchers said the person was taken into custody and transported to Boone County. The individual is now in custody of the Whitestown Police Department.

As of 6:30 a.m., authorities were searching near Clinton County Road 900 West and New Castle Road for a person from Laporte County. New Castle Road, between County Road 800 West and County Road 900 West, was temporarily closed during the pursuit.

The incident began around 5 a.m. when officers tried to pull the man over for driving recklessly on Interstate 65 in Boone County, police officials said. The driver did not stop, leading police on a chase that reached speeds of 100 mph. The driver left I-65 around the 160 mile marker.

At 5:27 a.m., the suspect’s vehicle crashed in a corn field and the suspect took off running.

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