Bartholomew County Sheriff’s deputies have a man and woman in custody after a pursuit that began when the couple was observed burglarizing a house in the Armuth Acres subdivision at about 2 p.m. today.

Bartholomew County Sheriff Matt Myers said a neighbor gave a description to deputies, who located the vehicle at County Road 400N and River Road.

Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, but a chase ensued at speeds more than 65 mph, Myers said. The vehicle went through the Lowell Addition and then into Princeton Park, which is near where Indianapolis Road branches off U.S. 31 on the north side of Columbus.

The vehicle went on to a dead-end street in Princeton Park and then about 75 feet into a muddy field, where the occupants fled on foot, Myers said.

Deputies, Columbus Police officers and Indiana State Police chased the man and woman on to Paula Drive where they were caught, Myers said.

Police are trying to determine what was taken from the residence and using a police K9 to track the couple from the car to Paula Drive to see if anything was dropped between the two sites, Myers said.

Guns, money and electronics were believed to have been stolen in the burglary, he said.

For more on this story, see Thursday’s Republic.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at or (812) 379-5631.