GRANT CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – A Fort Wayne man was arrested after Indiana State Police said he led them on a chase on I-69 in Grant County Thursday morning.
Around 9:30 a.m., ISP officials say a trooper tried to stop a Nissan Sentra for speeding, just south of the S.R. 18 interchange. The Nissan was going 89 mph at the time and police say he did not stop for the trooper. He then led the trooper on a pursuit up the interstate.
Eventually, the Nissan was stopped when the trooper used a precision immobilization technique near the S.R. 5 interchange.
The driver Kysan Jones, 20, of Fort Wayne, is alleged to have had drugs and a gun in the car. He was arrested and taken to the Grant County Jail.
Indiana State Police released the following on Thursday:
This morning, a vehicle pursuit led to the arrest of Kysan Jones, 20, Fort Wayne, IN. He was incarcerated in the Grant County Jail to face criminal charges for resisting law enforcement with a motor vehicle, reckless driving, and possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.
Today at approximately 9:32 a.m., Indiana State Police Senior Trooper Eric Treon initiated a traffic stop on a 2018 Nissan Sentra that was allegedly traveling 89 miles per hour in a posted 70 miles per hour zone on northbound I-69 near the 261-mile marker. The driver of the Nissan, later identified as Jones, allegedly did not stop and led the trooper on a vehicle pursuit. The chase ended when Treon utilized a precision immobilization technique against the Nissan near the 273-mile marker.
Jones was taken into custody without further incident.
During a subsequent search of the Nissan, officers allegedly found marijuana (individually packaged), a nine-millimeter handgun, and THC vape cartridges.
Jones was medically cleared at a local hospital and then incarcerated in the Grant County Jail.
Treon was assisted with this case by Trooper Westin Shanks, Senior Trooper Jeremy Perez, Senior Trooper A.J. Coffee, and officers from the Grant County Sheriff’s Department.
All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.