Road rage results in arrest of man, county woman

A Bartholomew County woman was one of two people arrested on four drug charges, including dealing in methamphetamine, after police responded to a report of road rage early Wednesday north of the Jonesville exit on Interstate 65.

The pair, Bobby Alan Poindexter, 39, of Palmyra and Amy Yvonne Sullivan, of Bartholomew County, also face charges of dealing in marijuana, possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana, while Poindexter faces charges of resisting law enforcement with a vehicle and driving while suspended with a prior unrelated conviction.

The incidents that led to their arrests began at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday when Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark D. Holt was sent to the area to look for a Honda passenger because the driver of that vehicle had reportedly been slamming on his brakes in front of semitrailers, almost causing several wrecks, Holt said in his report.

Holt said he located the suspected vehicle and tried to stop it near the 56-mile-marker. The motorist refused to stop, and during the ensuing pursuit the occupants of the Honda began throwing items out the passenger window, Holt said.

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The motorist was then stopped near the 58-mile marker, and Holt said he found a bag of marijuana while arresting Poindexter, who had to be subdued as Holt tried to put handcuffs on him. After arresting Sullivan, Indiana State Police Trooper Korry Clark arrived and watched the pair as Holt went to search for the items Poindexter and Sullivan said had thrown out the window during the pursuit, Holt said.

During that search, Holt said he found a bag of methamphetamine weighing 44 grams. Police also found items related to the distribution of drugs, including 120 clear sandwich bags and digital scales and 4 grams of marijuana inside the car.

Poindexter and Sullivan were being held Sunday in the Jackson County Jail without bond, pending initial court hearings.