A man faces multiple charges after leading five different police agencies on a high-speed chase from the Edinburgh area through Bartholomew County to Brown County at about 7 p.m. Monday.
Thomas Raymond Brockman, 43, 1197 Nelson Ridge Road, Columbus, which is in Brown County, was arrested on multiple counts of the following charges: Criminal recklessness, driving while suspended with a prior conviction, resisting law enforcement, reckless driving, aggressive driving and failure to stop after an accident, Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputies said. He is being held in the Bartholomew County Jail in lieu of $73,600 bond, jail officials said.
Edinburgh police, sheriff’s deputies, Brown County sheriff’s deputies, Indiana State Police and an Indiana conservation officer were involved in the chase, which reached speeds of 100 miles per hour at times, deputies said.
State police used stop sticks as Brockman drove into Brown County and deflated all four tires, but Brockman continued to flee until his engine blew and his vehicle stopped after hitting a guardrail, deputies said.
Brockman ran from the vehicle into a wooded area where he was arrested, deputies said.
In July, Brockman was involved in another pursuit with the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department and charges are still pending in that chase, deputies said. Brockman also fled in a vehicle to evade arrest last week, deputies said.
No injuries were reported to Brockman or the officers.
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