COLUMBUS, Indiana — An attempt to pull over a vehicle in Columbus due to faulty brake lights resulted in a multi-county chase that ended after the suspect’s vehicle caught fire.
The incident began just before 5 a.m. Sunday near Jonathan Moore Pike in Columbus, said Caitlyn Gross, spokeswoman for the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.
The vehicle fled from deputy Nate Nichols, traveling south on Johnson Boulevard and continuing on Carr Hill Road, then north on Terrace Lake Road, Gross said.
The suspect avoided stop sticks and continued westbound on State Road 46 into Brown County, where Brown County Sheriff’s Department assisted in the pursuit, she said.
The vehicle continued through Brown County, but turned eastbound back into Bartholomew County on Whitehorse Road, Gross said.
The vehicle came to a full stop at County Road 50 South after hitting two sets of stop sticks, she said. With all tires flat and the vehicle running on rims, it caught fire.
Read more in Tuesday’s print edition of The Republic.