STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Police: Man steals car from airport rental lot, leads officers on multi-county case

An Illinois man is being held in the Carroll County Jail after police say he stole a car and led officers on a multi-county chase.

Posted: Oct 2, 2019 5:31 AM
Updated: Oct 2, 2019 7:15 AM

CARROLL COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — An Illinois man is being held in the Carroll County Jail after police said he stole a car and led officers on a multi-county chase.

Carroll and Tippecanoe County authorities arrested Eddie Gordon, 27, Tuesday. Gordon is facing preliminary charges of resisting law enforcement, reckless eriving and possession of stolen property.


Eddie Gordon courtesy of Carroll County Jail

Sheriff Tobe Leazenby said Gordon stole a 2019 Dodge Challenger from a rental lot at the Indianapolis International Airport. Carroll County deputies picked up the chase from the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office on Old State Road 25. Police said Gordon was going as high as 120 miles per hour at times on the road.

Leazenby said the chase continued through the City of Delphi before Gordon got back on Old State Road 25 going southbound. The chase ended near a bridge over Deer Creek when police said Gordon drove the vehicle into a ditch to avoid stop sticks.

Gordon was arrested and taken to the Carroll County jail. No injuries were reported.

The Carroll County Sheriff's Office was assisted by Tippecanoe County, Indiana State Police, Delphi Police, Flora Police and Indiana DNR. 

West Lafayette
Overcast
49° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 43°
Kokomo
Overcast
52° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 52°
Rensselaer
Overcast
45° wxIcon
Hi: 49° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 39°
Fowler
Overcast
45° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 39°
Williamsport
Overcast
46° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 39°
Crawfordsville
Overcast
45° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 37°
Frankfort
Overcast
50° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 50°
Delphi
46° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 39°
Monticello
46° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 39°
Logansport
Overcast
46° wxIcon
Hi: 62° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 41°
Much Colder Tonight with Any Rainfall Tapering.
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 155246

Reported Deaths: 4065
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion25151785
Lake13570355
St. Joseph9145161
Elkhart8759135
Allen8129228
Hamilton6117113
Vanderburgh576760
Tippecanoe369515
Hendricks3268133
Monroe325738
Porter313649
Johnson3105128
Clark293961
Delaware293274
Vigo260538
Madison235093
Cass224022
LaPorte222858
Warrick192965
Kosciusko182625
Floyd179167
Howard162466
Bartholomew141558
Dubois138626
Marshall137426
Wayne126930
Henry125429
Grant125339
Boone122250
Hancock118245
Noble115933
Jackson112915
Dearborn94928
Morgan93740
Lawrence87436
Daviess87133
Gibson87111
Clinton84716
Shelby81730
LaGrange80115
Harrison76224
Knox75610
Putnam72816
Posey7146
DeKalb71011
Fayette66618
Steuben6278
Miami6095
Jasper5945
White58515
Montgomery58322
Greene53337
Scott51813
Decatur50439
Adams4837
Whitley4556
Clay4467
Ripley4418
Sullivan43714
Wells4288
Wabash4119
Starke4077
Orange40425
Huntington3905
Spencer3906
Washington3753
Franklin37225
Jennings36713
Fulton3523
Randolph3529
Jefferson3415
Pike33018
Carroll32513
Perry31014
Jay3056
Fountain2943
Tipton27523
Vermillion2411
Parke2323
Newton22511
Rush2154
Blackford2093
Owen2051
Martin1990
Crawford1581
Pulaski1521
Brown1393
Ohio1297
Benton1100
Union1100
Switzerland920
Warren781
Unassigned0234

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events