Police: Chase suspect rams cruiser, rolls car

A Monticello man is facing multiple charges after police say he rammed a cruiser twice during a chase.

Posted: Dec 13, 2019 8:34 PM
Updated: Dec 13, 2019 9:07 PM

MONTICELLO, Ind. (WLFI) - A Monticello man is facing multiple charges after police say he rammed a cruiser twice during a chase.

It started shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday when an officer tried to stop a speeding car on U.S. 421.

Instead of pulling over, police say the driver repeatedly slammed on the brakes and drove in reverse, in an apparent attempt to hit the officer.

The chase started just south of Monticello and turned onto Gordon Road, where a second officer joined. Police say the suspect vehicle rammed the second officer's car twice - in the side and the rear - causing significant damage. The officer was not injured.

The suspect continued to the roundabout at Gordon Road and Sixth Street, where the vehicle rolled.

The driver then fled on foot, but police say witnesses were able to point them in the right direction.

They caught up and took 37-year-old Christopher Six into custody. He was treated for injuries at IU Arnett hospital in Lafayette, then released to police. He's being held at the White County jail on a $60,000 bond.

Six faces preliminary charges including aggravated battery, resisting arrest, battery against a public safety officer, and two counts related to drunk driving.

But that may not be all.

Police say after his arrest, they identified Six as a possible suspect in a shots fired call from earlier that night.

No one in that incident was hurt.

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