Foot Chase With Police Ends With Homeless Man Being Tased; High-Speed Car Chase Ends In Arrest Of Celestine Man



Jasper (NNDC) – Jasper police say a man wanted on several felony charges tried to flee police on foot Sunday night that ended with him having to be tased by pursuing officers.

JPD says it learned that 19-year old Kyle Peckinpaugh, who is listed by police as homeless, was at a home on Main Street in Jasper.

JPD says when officers arrived at the residence, they immediately recognized Peckinpaugh who then fled the home on foot.JPD says officers then pursued him through several alley ways, yards, as well as across parking lots but Peckinpaugh refused to stop.
JPD says Peckinpaugh ran across U. S. 231 where he was almost hit by a passing vehicle.  Officers say Peckinpaugh attempted to hide in a garage of a residence.Officers were able to find him, but Peckinpaugh fled again despite police orders to stop running or else he would be tased.

JPD says officers caught up to Peckinpaugh refused and subsequently tased him as they took him into custody.

JPD says as Peckinpaugh was being taken into custody, officers found a bag in his possession that contained marijuana along with a pipe.

After he was medically cleared by Memorial Hospital EMS personnel that were called to the scene because of the taser deployment, Peckinpaugh was taken to the Dubois County Security Center charged with Resisting Law Enforcement, Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Paraphernalia.

These charges are in addition to those on the warrant police were attempting to serve to Peckinpaugh before he fled officers.  Those charges are Burglary, Auto Theft, and Theft (all felonies).

Police Pursue Celestine Man Home; Then To Jail



Celestine (NNDC) –  A Celestine man was arrested following a high-speed chase with a Dubois County deputy Saturday night.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department says a car driven by 37-year old Charles Christopher Allen was seen driving east on Indiana 164 east of Jasper in excess of 70 miles an hour.

A DCSD deputy pursued.  The deputy says he witnessed Allen’s car pass two vehicles on a double yellow line in what is described as a blind curve in the highway.

Eventually, the car driven by Allen slowed and pulled into his residence at Celestine Apartments in the 800 block of Steinbottom Road.

Allen was taken into custody, charged with a felony count of Resisting Law Enforcement in a Motor Vehicle, and a misdemeanor count of reckless driving.

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