Multi-county police chase lands Chicago man in Tippecanoe County Jail

The chase started in Tippecanoe County and ended in Jasper County. Officers from four different agencies helped to catch Anthony Jenkins.

Posted: Dec 15, 2019 4:15 PM
Updated: Dec 16, 2019 6:46 AM

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - Chicago native Anthony Jenkins is behind bars at the Tippecanoe County Jail after leading police from multiple agencies across on a chase. It started Saturday evening around 5:40.

Indiana State Police Trooper Michael Risley said he was at the 174 MM on I-65 in Tippecanoe County when he said he saw a car going northbound at a high rate of seed. Trooper Risley then said activated his emergency lights to attempt to stop the gray 2019 Dodge Charger, driven by Jenkins. Jenkins did not stop. 

However, at they exited the construction area at the 177 MM, the Trooper Risley's car broke down and Jenkins continued on.

A second trooper overheard the radio traffic on his police radio and found the Dodge Charger at the 189 MM. Trooper Dakota Michael was off duty, but was in a fully marked state police car. Trooper Michael said he attempted to catch up to the vehicle which was still in excess of the speed limit. He said he saw the car driving from left shoulder of the road to the right shoulder, passing other cars in a reckless manner.

Trooper Michael said he lost sight of Jenkins near the U.S. 24 exit in Jasper County. Deputies from the Jasper County Sheriff's Office found the car crashed in a ditch just east of I-65. They reported that Jenkins had bailed out and ran on foot.

White County Sheriff’s Department K-9 handler, Deputy Michael McKean, arrived on scene and was able to find Jenkins. He was arrested and taken to the Tippecanoe County Jail.

Jenkins faces the following preliminary charges:

  • Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle a Level 6 Felony
  • Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated Endangerment an A Misdemeanor
  • Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated a C Misdemeanor
  • Reckless Driving a C Misdemeanor
  • Operating While Never Receiving a License a C Misdemeanor

Departments assisting were troopers from Indiana State Police Lafayette and Lowell posts, Jasper County Sheriff’s Office and the White County Sheriff’s Office.

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