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Arrest Made After Stolen Knox County EMS Vehicle Recovered in Chase

Vincennes Police Department

Police in Knox County say a Vincennes, Indiana man was arrested on Thursday morning after stealing a Knox County EMS vehicle and leading officers on a brief chase.

Posted: Feb 18, 2021 1:15 PM
Updated: Feb 18, 2021 1:22 PM

A Thursday morning pursuit ended with the arrest of a Vincennes man after the Vincennes Police Department says he stole a Knox County EMS vehicle.

According to VPD, the department received a report of a stolen Knox County EMS vehicle on Thursday morning around 9:30 a.m.

All area law enforcement began searching Knox County for the vehicle. VPD says that thanks to numerous tips provided by community members, the vehicle was located near Lincoln High School around 9:51 a.m.

However, VPD says the story doesn't end there. When officers attempted to pull the vehicle over, a brief pursuit ensued that ended near Hart Street and Spring Meadow Court after the vehicle got stuck in the snow.

VPD says that the male driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, who was identified as 37-year-old Kevin R. Eads of Vincennes, Indiana, was then taken into custody.

According to VPD, Eads was also found to be wanted on four felony warrants and one misdemeanor warrant. 

Eads was booked into the Knox County Jail on numerous charges, including:

  • Auto Theft, Level 6 Felony
  • Resisting Law Enforcement, Level 6 Felony
  • Theft, Level 5 Felony
  • Driving While Suspended, Class A Misd.

The Knox County Sheriff's Department and the Indiana State Police assisted in the incident.

All defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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