Three arrested after early morning stolen vehicle pursuit

Police said it started as a stolen vehicle report and ended as one of the men was found on the roof of a business.

Posted: Feb 13, 2019 5:53 AM
Updated: Feb 13, 2019 10:01 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- Three men are in jail after leading Lafayette police on an early morning chase. Police said it started as a stolen vehicle report and ended as one of the men was found on the roof of a business.

Marcus Jefferson, Treveontae Boyd and Germaine McBounds Jr. were arrested on multiple preliminary charges. They were booked into the Tippecanoe County Jail Wednesday morning. 

Police said it started on 9th and Union streets around 12:40 a.m. Officers got behind a vehicle, ran the plates and discovered it was stolen.

According to Sgt. Randy Sherer, the vehicle sped off as officers tried to pull it over. Police didn't pursue the vehicle, but searched the area it was heading.

Officers said the vehicle was found abandoned two miles away in the 3000 block of Wallace Avenue. As officers were searching, police said a handgun was found outside the car in a yard.

Police found Boyd hiding on the roof of an Earl Avenue business. Jefferson was located in a home's shed in the 500 block of South 30th Street and McBounds was found walking in the area. 

All three men were booked into the Tippecanoe County Jail.

Marcus Jefferson is facing preliminary charges of:

-Trespassing

-Resisting Law Enforcement

-Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle

-Possession of Stolen Property

-Possession of a Firearm Without a License

Treveontae Boyd is facing preliminary charges of:

-Trespassing

-Resisting Law Enforcement

-Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle

-Possession of Stolen Property

-Possession of a Firearm Without a Licence

-Never Receiving a Driver's Licence

Germaine McBounds Jr. is facing preliminary charges of:

-Resisting Law Enforcement

-Resisting Law Enforcement with a Vehicle

-Possession of a Stolen Vehicle

-False Informing

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