Two people arrested after police chase

The driver was a suspect in a drug trafficking investigation.

Posted: Oct 12, 2021 11:51 PM
Updated: Oct 13, 2021 9:19 AM

LAFAYETTE (WLFI) -- The Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office said two people were arrested after a police chase in Lafayette this evening.

News 18 was sent a video of part of the chase that took place on 18th Street by Dollar General.

The video was taken at about 5:45 p.m. this evening.

The driver of the truck in the chase, Curtis Ricks, drove away from deputies as they tried to pull him over. Ricks finally came to a stop near South Ninth Street.

Ricks was a suspect in a drug trafficking investigation. He fought with the deputies but they were able to arrest him.

Ricks is charged with multiple offenses including resisting arrest, dealing methamphetamine, and auto theft.

A passenger in the truck, Chris Chadwell, was also arrested and charged with dealing and possession of methamphetamine.

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