Suspect in custody after Clinton County manhunt

WLFI File Photo
WLFI File Photo

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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