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Following a multi-county chase on Interstate 65, three males from Indianapolis were taken into custody



Jeffersonville, Indiana – The Indiana State Police (ISP) sent a news release stating that three guys from Indianapolis were taken into custody on various counts following a fast-paced chase that spanned several county lines.

Around Friday around 5:30 p.m., When a gray 2019 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck was caught speeding on I-65, and an ISP officer tried to pull it over. On southbound I-65 close to the 14-mile marker, the trooper recorded the truck’s speed at 87 mph in a 70 mph zone. Near the 12-mile point, the car pulled off to the side of the road. The driver of the truck sped off as the trooper approached.

Following the Chevrolet’s exit at the Sellersburg exit, the trooper pursued it until it swiftly re-entered the interstate on the northbound side. The chase proceeded northward, frequently exceeding 100 miles per hour. Troops and police from other agencies joined in or offered assistance as the pursuit went on, trying to use stop stick tire deflation devices to bring the car to a stop. Throughout the pursuit, the vehicle successfully avoided the stop sticks multiple times.

As the truck fled north, officers saw the driver and a passenger in the front seat throwing an unidentified substance out the windows. The dealer plates on the car had been reported stolen, the officers also discovered.

The chase proceeded north on I-65, traveling through Scott and Jackson Counties. The vehicle started driving north on the southbound side of the median five miles south of Columbus, Indiana, and eventually pulled out at the Columbus exit. The pickup stuck a car that was approaching on the southbound on-ramp as it was leaving the freeway. There were no injuries, and the car only suffered minor damage. After then, the Silverado entered the freeway again on the northern side and proceeded to flee north.

Officers used stop sticks near the 81-mile milestone with effectiveness, and the pickup stopped at the 82-mile marker. After the three people inside the vehicle were safely taken into custody, the officers discovered that the Silverado had been reported stolen in May 2024 from Westfield, Indiana.

The three drivers were apprehended by Indiana State Police after the chase, and they were safely taken to the Clark County Jail.

James Thomas Vinson, 35, of Indianapolis was the driver of the Silverado when it was pulled over. He was initially charged with multiple warrants out of Marion County, along with Level 6 felonies for vehicle theft, habitual traffic violations, criminal recklessness with a vehicle, false informing, and possession of marijuana.

The other two occupants, Carl Fulmore, 23, and Cedrick Anthony Graves, 29, both of Indianapolis, were taken into custody and charged with possession of marijuana preliminary charges.