JACKSON COUNTY, Ind.–A Seymour man is in custody after a Jackson County car chase that featured speeds exceeding 100 mph. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says Christopher Bell, 29, committed a traffic violation on Sunday near County Road 1240E, but when officers tried to pull him over, he fled north on U.S. 31.
Law enforcement says Bell then proceeded onto County Road 275N, failed to make a turn on County Road 1000E, and drove his vehicle into a field. He exited the car and took off on foot into a wooded area west of County Road 1000E, where Bell was finally apprehended by deputies.
During a search of the suspect, officers allegedly found a bag containing methamphetamine, a digital scale, and two cell phones. Conflicting information about the ownership of the vehicle he was driving also led to theft charges.
Bell was taken to Jackson County Jail and charged with possession and dealing methamphetamine, auto theft, maintaining a common nuisance, resisting arrest with a vehicle, criminal recklessness, reckless driving, resisting arrest, criminal trespassing, criminal mischief, and driving while suspended with a prior conviction.