TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - Two Lafayette men are looking into the face of a felony charge after being chased down last week by police on a report of fake-cash use.
Twenty-seven-year-old Marice L. Brown and 20-year-old Jordan A. Greenhill both face a charge of forgery, a Class C felony.
You can read the original facts in the case in our story published the day of the police chase.
According to court documents, on April 8 an officer with the West Lafayette Police Department (WLPD) responded to the Silver Dipper on East State Street on a report of a counterfeit bill that had been used at the business.
The owner of the Silver Dipper showed the officer a $20 bill, which court documents say was obviously fake.
The owner said he had seen a car with three men inside traveling the wrong way through the parking lot in front of his business, and that car had parked outside the Silver Dipper and one of the males inside the car had come in and paid with the fake bill.
While WLPD was speaking with the owner, the same car in question passed by the business again in the parking lot.
WLPD followed the car, requesting assistance from Lafayette police (LPD) and the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office as the car in question continued over the Wabash River on State Road 26.
Several law enforcement marked cars attempted to pull the vehicle over, but the driver, Marice Brown, didn't stop.
Court documents say the car fled until Brown abandoned the car on South Street and fled on foot. Officers soon found him in a nearby home he had tried to take shelter in.
The man in the car who had used the fake money was identified as Jordan Greenhill, and the Silver Dipper owner confirmed he was the man who spent the counterfeit bill.
There was a third man in the car who was not charged with anything.
Officers also found a 6-year-old boy in the backseat of the car. He was identified as the son of Brown and his girlfriend. The boy's mother was located and came to the scene, where she took custody of the child.
Court documents go on to say, in an interview with officers Brown admitted he had no driver's license and was wanted on a warrant out of Illinois.
Brown also told investigators that the two other men in the car had asked Brown to take them around town that day, and that on that day the men had made stops at both the Wendy's and the McDonald's in the Levee area before they had spent fake cash at the Silver Dipper. This was confirmed by further investigation at the two fast-food restaurants.
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