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Chase begins after police believe driver was on his way to harm someone

Police have identified 23-year-old Jordyn Prater as a person of interest.

Posted: Jan 22, 2020 11:19 AM
Updated: Jan 22, 2020 12:41 PM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — Police are searching for a man who led officers on a chase through southern Tippecanoe County early Wednesday morning. 

According to Dayton Town Marshal Robert Taylor, officers were contacted by Lafayette police about a person with a weapon who may be headed to Dayton to harm someone. Taylor said LPD believed the person was a convicted felon and may have had a gun.

Photo from previous arrest

The car in question, a gray Kia Optima, passed in front of the Dayton Police Department on State Road 38 about 12:40 a.m. Taylor said an officer tried to stop the car just south of town near U.S. 52 and County Road 900 South. The car then sped off.

Taylor said the chase lasted for about 15 minutes and got up to more than 100 miles per hour at times. The driver also drove through fields and fences during the chase. 

Officers ended the pursuit near State Road 28 and County Road 500 East. The driver was last seen going north toward Stockwell on County Road 700 East. 

Taylor identified a person of interest in the chase as Jordyn Prater, 23 of Dayton. Online court records show Prater facing several charges in Tippecanoe, Clinton and Carroll counties dating back to 2014.

If you have any information, you are asked to call the Dayton Police Department at (765) 447-2219.

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